Great American Disposal

Great American Disposal (GAD) is the garbage contractor for all of Ishpeming Township except for residences North of Cooper Lake Road

  • Thursday -  South of US41
  • Friday -  North of US41

Great American Disposal 


Recycle Flyer 2019


Garbage complaints can be directed to 

Great American Disposal at 


Department of Public Works

Trash collected by the Department of Public Work services a limited area North of Copper Lake Road and South of the Dead River Basin. 

There is no recycling on this route, but there are recycling bins available at the West Marquette County Transfer Station

West Marquette County Transfer Station

Transfer Station for Fiber and Rigid. West Transfer Station Open Hours

  • Monday 8am to 4pm
  • Thursday 8am to 7pm
  • Friday 8am to 2pm

Recycling bins are available at the Transfer Station but must be kept free of plastic bags and other non-recyclable material in order to continue this service 

Roll-off bins are available to rent from the West Marquette County Transfer Station, they can be reached at 906-486-8191

Marquette County Solid Waste

Authorized Hauler Agreement must be brought into and approved by Ishpeming Township. There is a $20.00 township fee in addition to the landfill charge (non-refundable).

Updated Landfill Permit

2019 Marquette County Solid Waste Board Meetings

Meetings held on Wednesdays

4 pm  January 16, 2019 

4 pm  February 20, 2019

4 pm  March 20, 2019 

4 pm  April 17, 2019   Board Meeting
5 pm   TBA                         Stockholder's Meeting        

4 pm  May 15, 2019

4 pm  June 19, 2019

4 pm  July 17, 2019

4 pm  August 21, 2019

4 pm  September 18, 2019

4 pm  October 16, 2019

4 pm  November 13, 2019

4 pm  December 11, 2019