Transfer Station

For more information on Powell Township Transfer Station passes, please visit the Powell Township Government offices during regular business hours. Must have parcel number ready and proof of ownership if new to the community.

Powell Township Transfer Station Hours:

Tuesday:  3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday:  8:00 am – 12:00 Noon



Due to increased costs, the transfer station can no longer be solely supported by the Powell Township Garbage Mileage. Please be patient and kind to our transfer station attendant and he will assist you with the proper disposal process.

  1. No building materials will be accepted at Powell Township Transfer Station. Building materials must be brought to the Marquette Solid Waste Landfill where it will be weighed. Residents must get permit from Powell Township Government Offices prior to unloading at the Marquette Solid Waste site. Base Fee is $68.00 (updated 07/2023). Further charges may occur or a credit may be issued depending on the amount of material disposed of.
  2. No Hazardous items are accepted at Powell Township Transfer station. Please see the Marquette Solid Waste Hazardous Waste schedule for the days designated to accept these items.
  3. Large Items will be accepted at the Powell Township Transfer Station but a charge will be assessed. Residents must come to the Powell Township Offices during normal business hours, Monday and Thursday, 9am to noon, to pay in advance for the Large Items Pass to give to the Transfer Attendant prior to unloading during Transfer Station Hours.

Click HERE for the current fee schedule.

Fees are subject to change.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority collections are held May through October only. There are no collections during the winter months. All sites are open to any Marquette County resident with only Household Hazardous Waste. The collections are held at one of the two following locations:

The City of Marquette Rubbish/Compost Site is located at the intersection of McClellan Ave and Pioneer Rd.

The West End Transfer Station is located in West Ishpeming ( The north side of US 41 west of Ishpeming just west of the DNR field station).

For further information including a list of acceptable materials or more information concerning hazardous waste disposal visit Marquette Solid Waste Authority website at or contact us at (906) 249-4125.



Let’s Get Recycling!

How does recycling work?

Powell Township residents sort their recyclable items into the mixed and glass recycle bins available at the Powell Township Transfer Station. Those items are transported to the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (MCSWMA) which operates a material recovery facility or MRF. This facility uses technology and people to sort recycled items into clean recycling.

Recycling is a great way to help the environment and save space in the landfill. Powell Township Residents also save tax money on landfill fees when we recycle!

What are we able to recycle?

In the mixed recycle bin:

  • Cardboard – remove any shipping materials, break down and flatten boxes
  • Mixed Paper – newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, office paper, cereal and food boxes
  • Plastic containers #1-#7 – clean and empty food and beverage containers, soap bottles and jugs, empty pill bottles
  • Metal containers – clean and empty aluminum and metal food and beverage containers

Rinse food containers; break down all large items; no trash, food items or hazardous waste in recycling containers. Do not put recycled items in plastic bags.


In the glass recycle bin:

  • Glass containers – clean and empty household bottles and jars


Rinse food containers; break down all large items; no trash, food items or hazardous waste in recycling containers. Do not put recycled items in plastic bags.


What CAN NOT be recycled: Auto/Mirror or tinted glass, blueprints, overhead transparencies, carbon paper, carpeting, clothing, hazardous waste, diapers, foil containers, alcohol wipes, light bulbs, food or pet soiled papers, photo paper, pyrex/heat resistant ovenware, rubber materials, latex, self-adhesive labels, Styrofoam products, wax coated products.

Battery Recycling Program

Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority has asked that a Battery Recycling Program be put in place after December 2020 issues that occurred from batteries being disposed of with trash. 

Bins and cartons are available at the Powell Township Transfer Station for batteries to be properly stored and then to be recycled. Powell Township Residents are strongly encouraged to keep batteries listed here to the side for this type of disposal. The Powell Township Transfer Station Attendant can help with any questions.


Scrap Tire Collections

The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (MCSWMA) has received a Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant from EGLE. All Marquette County residents are welcome to bring their scrap tires to the following collections. For any questions call the MCSWMA at (906) 249-4125.


·         Residents may bring in up to 10 tires at a time

·         Car and truck tires that are 22.5 inches in diameter or less are accepted

·         Tires on rims are accepted

·         Larger tires, tractor tires and tires on split rims are not accepted

·         Tires from businesses are not accepted (see below for more information on

           disposing of these types of tires)


  Please contact the Powell Township Government Office at 906-345-9345 with any questions you may have about recycling.