The City of Marion collects twice per week on either Monday
(refuse) and Thursday (recycling) or Tuesday
(refuse) and Friday (recycling), depending on where you live. Please refer to the map below for your regularly scheduled trash pickup day. Click on the map for a larger view.
Charges for utilities/services are:
2017 Trash Pickup Schedule
Download the 2017 Trash Schedule Calendar by clicking >Here<. This calendar will tell you at a glance if your scheduled trash pickup day is on a normal schedule, or if it is changed to an alternate day due to a holiday, and which day it will be picked up in that case. Perfect for printing and posting on your bulletin board, taping to your refrigerator or wherever.
Unless approved by the city, trash must be placed in the alley behind your residence. Trash must be placed at the alley right of way. Trash left in the yard or in enclosures set back from the alley right of way will not be picked up. When placing your trash out, please follow the following guidelines:
The following items will not be accepted by the Marion County Transfer Station and will not be picked up by the trash truck:
- Yard waste (Grass, leaves, limbs, hay, bushes, etc.
- Hazardous materials (flammables, chemicals, car batteries, wet paint, etc. Note: empty paint cans or paint cans in which the paint is dried up is acceptable)
- Large amounts of construction material (boards, shingles, drywall, etc. Note: small amounts of these items are acceptable)
- Refrigerators, freezers, etc. (Note: you may take these items to the transfer station yourself if the freon has been removed. The permit that is required for the transfer station is available at the city offices or in the online documents library.
- Tires (Note: you may take tires to the transfer station yourself and they will accept them for a charge)
Marion Recycling Program Guidelines
Residents will have their normal household waste picked up on Monday or
Tuesdays like normal. On Thursdays or Fridays, residents can place
recycling materials out for pickup. Recycling should be placed in the
same location they normally place their refuse out for pickup. If their
trash pickup as of now is on Monday and Thursday, beginning on January
8th, their normal refuse will be picked up on Monday's only and their
recycling will be picked up on Thursdays only. Likewise, if the
resident's normal refuse pickup days as of now are on Tuesday and
Friday, beginning on January 9th, their normal refuse will be picked up
on Tuesday only and their recycling will be picked up on Friday only.
Commercial businesses will have no change in their refuse pickup
schedule. If they have a dumpster that is emptied on Mondays and
Thursdays, we will still empty them on Monday and Thursday (Likewise
Monday, Wednesday, Friday pickups, Daily pickups, etc.) The only change
to their "routine" will likely be that we will be emptying their
dumpsters much earlier than we normally do. To accommodate the recycling
pickups on Thursday and Friday, that will require that we pick up all of
the commercial customers refuse first, then go dump it at the transfer
station, then go back to the commercial customers and get their
recycling, followed by our normal residential routes for residential
recycling pickups. So, at least on Thursday and Friday, commercial
customers will be picked up much earlier and residential customers will
likely be picked up later than they are used to. A reminder, refuse AND
recycling both still need to be placed out ready for pickup no later
The guidelines for recycling are:
Recycling does not need to be separated into separate containers. All
recycling can go in one box/container. No recyclable material may be
bagged. It all has to be loose in the box/container. All separating is
done at the recycling center.
The following materials may be placed out for recycling pickup...
Paper products (newspapers, magazines,
catalogs, office paper, file folders, books (hardback or paperback),
paper napkins, newspaper inserts, junk mail, paper bags, etc)
Cardboard (cardboard boxes, except for
those used to place their recycling out for pickup, must be broken
Glass (jars, bottles, etc. automotive
windshields, automotive window glass and household window glass are
Glass Jars or Bottles
Aluminum, Tin or Steel Cans
Plastic food tubs
Food Boxes and Containers
The following materials may NOT be placed out for recycling and will
not be picked up with recycling. These items will be left and picked up
on the residents next normal refuse pickup day.
Plastic Shopping Bags
Electronics (You may deliver
electronics to the Transfer Station. They are placed in a separate
location from "normal" recycling)
Motor Oil Containers
Household Hazardous Waste (Take to the
County Hazardous Waste Facility located just north of Main on Coble)
Yard Waste (Grass/Limbs/Leaves, etc)
Automotive windshield glass/automotive
Household window glass
Note, with the exception of Hazardous Waste and Yard Waste, all of
the above items can be placed in your normal refuse trash.
Once a year, the City of Marion has a cleanup week when
you may put out for pickup large amounts of refuse, construction material,
appliances (with a permit from the city office), heavy metals, furniture,
brush, limbs, leaves, etc. The 2017 Cleanup days
are scheduled for April 17 -
When placing items out for pickup during cleanup week, please separate your refuse, metals, appliances, construction material and yard waste into separate piles.