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Recycling Schedule

Click 2017 Recycling Schedule to see the recycling schedule for the year.

Recycling Information

Brush Drop Off - CLOSED
The brush drop off is CLOSED.
Posted on 16 May 2017
Wood Chips Available
Wood chips are now available at the Township Office free of charge.  They are available on a first come, first serve basis - haul your own.
Posted on 24 Apr 2017
Gentz's Compost Site
Gentz's compost site, located at 264 Little Lake Road, is now open for the season.  As a convenience to the residents of Chocolay Township, they provide a site at NO COST for disposal of grass clippings, leaves, and pine needles ONLY. 

Please be considerate of the service that is offered to Chocolay Township residents and only dispose of the proper materials.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Township office at 249-1448.

Posted on 10 Apr 2017
Recycling Contamination
Starting December 12, 2016, the Marquette County Solid Waste Facility will being INSPECTING all RIGID loads of recycling.  There has been a significant increase in contamination of rigids (plastic, glass, and metal).  For a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items, click here.

The hauler will be responsible for contamination of material coming from residential recycling routes, so GAD will be inspecting the material that is in your rigid recycling, and if it does not fit the definition, the material will be left.

Posted on 15 Dec 2016
Garbage Tag Increase
Effective December 1st, a sheet of garbage tags will increase to $9.50 per sheet.
Posted on 22 Nov 2016
Purchasing Garbage Tags

One tag is required for each bag set out for collection. Cost is $9.50 for a card of five tags. Tags can be purchased at the following businesses:  Chocolay Township Office, Holiday Gas Station (Harvey), Cherry Creek Market (formerly Jack's IGA), Kassel's Korner, Krist Oil (Harvey), Marquette Community Federal Credit Union (Harvey), and Snyder Drug Store (Harvey)

Posted on 18 Nov 2016
Scrap Metal Pickup

Scrap Metal pickup was changed in 2013.  Now residents can choose the business for their scrap metal pickup or can bring it directly to the business as some will pay residents cash for their scrap metal.

See Scrap Metal Businesses for the list of participating businesses. Please call the business you choose for specific information, or call the Township office at 249.1448 if you have any questions

Posted on 08 May 2013
Direct Hauling to County Landfill
Chocolay Township residents can haul items to the Marquette County Landfill by stopping at the Township to complete a Hauler's Agreement. A $12.00 monthly user fee will be charged along with a deposit ($40.00 per ton). Direct hauling can be a considerable savings to Chocolay residents. Call 249-1448 for more information. Credit or debit cards not accepted.
Posted on 13 Apr 2013
Metal Drop-Off at Marquette County Landfill
Residents can drop off metal items free at the Marquette County Landfill located on County Road 480. The Landfill is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Stop at the Landfill office for directions when you enter the Landfill area, they will direct you where to drop it off. No other material can be attached to the metal (example: tires or seat on a bicycle).
Posted on 13 Apr 2013
Computer Donations
Goodwill in Marquette is accepting computers of any brand and computer equipment at no charge. Residents must remove the data from their hard drives and other storage media before making the donation. Neither Dell or Goodwill takes responsibility for that data. Questions call 1-866-487-3873 or visit
Posted on 13 Apr 2013
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