Garbage Collection

** Please Be Advised - Oversized items, or items weighing over 50lbs WILL NOT be picked up.  For pick-up arrangements of oversized items, please call Emterra Customer Service at 1-877-609-6753.**

Marine City contracts its garbage, recycling, and yard waste pick-up through EMTERRA Environmental USA. Pick-up is on Tuesday.

All items must be placed at the curb for pick-up by 7:00am.

All containers must not weight more than 50lbs.

Emterra observes six special holiday days throughout each year. If a holiday occurs on a weekday before your regular service (or collection) day, your trash, recycling and/or yard waste compost collection will be delayed by up to one day. Then all schedules return to normal the following week. Holidays observed:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

EMTERRA utilizes a Split Body residential truck, which is able to pickup two types of waste at the same time. This means that they are able to pickup both trash and recycling without mixing them together.

Trash Collection

Trash is collected in plastic bags or garbage cans weighing no more than 50 lbs. when full (no 55-gallon barrels). Not Accepted:

  • Loose debris
  • Tires, car parts, car batteries
  • Renovation waste
  • Concrete, soil, rocks or bricks
  • Fencing
  • Household hazardous waste, e.g., propane tanks, batteries, household fluorescent tubes or bulbs, paint, paint solvents, poisons, fuel, oil, pesticides, herbicides
  • Construction or landscape excavation waste
  • Roofing repairs or replacements, shingles or siding
  • Appliances containing Freon
  • Animal feces or dead animals
  • Industrial manufacturing waste

To dispose of any of the above waste items, individual or groups of items weighing more than 50 lbs., call:

Emterra Customer Service at 1-877-609-6753

Recycling Collection

Marine City participates in a single stream recycling program.

What are the benefits of recycling?

For a list of what is accepted through this program please review the links below:

No plastic bags (grocery bags) should be placed in the recycling. This item can be taken to a special recycling location. Please call EMTERRA for a specific drop-off location near you.

Electronic Waste Recycling

Looking to get rid of old computers, TVs, phones or other electronic devices? If so, please see the links below for information and locations regarding disposal of electronic waste.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Electronic Waste Takeback Program

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - 2019 List of  Registered Electronic Waste Recyclers  

Yard Waste Collection:

Yard Waste pick-up starts April 1st and ends November 30th.

Acceptable yard waste:

  • Compostable materials include grass, leaves, dead plants, trimmings, branches and brush
  • Place in biodegradable, brown yard waste sacks or in 30-gallon plastic cans clearly marked with "Yard Waste" or "X" placed facing the road
  • Branches must be less than 2 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length and tied in bundles
  • Yard waste must weigh less than 50 lbs.

Bulky Appliances / Goods Collection

To arrange for disposal of large items such as appliances, groups of items weighing more than 50 lbs., call

Emterra Customer Service 1-877-609-6753