Department of Public Works

For road, water, wastewater and electric related inquiries (non-billing related), call the DPW at 475-9991.

The DPW maintains streets, alleys, sidewalks, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, city water/power systems, City Hall building, cemetery and various equipment. They also assist other departments as needed.

For water or electric billing questions, please contact the Utility Clerk at 475-7700 Ext #17.

Water Department


Public Act 222:Sewer Backup Legistration and Procedures for City of Negaunee Residents

The State of Michigan passed a law, Act 222 of Public Acts of 2002, which clarifies the conditions under which municipalities are liable for sewer backups. The Act sets standards to determine the extent to which a municipality is liable for backups and establishes a process that affected persons must follow to seek compensation when a backup occurs.

Any citizen having experienced an overflow or back up of a sewage disposal system or storm water system, must file a written claim with the City of Negaunee within 45 days after the overflow or backup was discovered or in the exercise of reasonable diligence should have been discovered. Please contact the Negaunee DPW Department, 600 Cherry St., Negaunee, MI. 49866. Phone 906-475-9991 for the proper procedures.

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage is collected every Tuesday city-wide. Please have garbage/recycling available for pickup by 6am. For pickup questions or complaints, we contract with Great American Disposal.

Refuse Drop Off Site

The City of Negaunee and Great American Disposal (GAD) will provide a dumpsite off of County Road 480 using the following procedures:

  • Customers will be responsible for unloading their own refuse.
  • Customers must present their City of Negaunee utility bill showing payment of a City garbage collection fee and a driver's license confirming their City of Negaunee residence.
  • A limit of one (1) pick-up load per customer will be strictly enforced.
  • No building materials, appliances which contain Freon, or hazardous materials will be accepted. Examples of items which can be dropped off include chairs, mattresses, sofas, washers, dryers, toilets, sinks, rugs, carpets, glass, television sets, stereos, radios, lamps, clothing, etc.
  • The dumpsite will be open on the second Thursday of the month from 12pm - 6pm and the last Saturday of the month from 8am-12pm. *From May - October, it will also be open the first Saturday of the month 8am-noon,


Marquette County Recycling

For details about the recycling program that the City of Negaunee participates in, visit the Marquette County Waste Management website for recycling. There you should find all of the information you may need, but if you have questions, call 249-4125.

Compost Dump

The City of Negaunee's compost site is located on County Road 480 across from the Wastewater Treatment Plant. It is currently Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Closed for the winter season when the snow is on the ground to stay, and will reopen once the road thaws and firms up again in the spring.

The compost site will accept grass clippings, sod, garden debris, and brush and tree limbs up to 6 inches in diameter. Please empty any bags and place them in the trash cans provided. There is a 2" maximum on diameter of limbs.

*Please Note: the compost site will be open for the 2 weeks following Christmas for tree drop off.

Dumping of compost materials by the entrance gate is prohibited. Individuals caught dumping in this area will be fined.

**The scrap metal dumpster behind the DPW is for scrap metal only. This is a donation bin for the Negaunee Firefighters Association.**

Snow Removal and Winter Information

Michigan state statute prohibits plowing snow across any public street. Furthermore, plowing of snow onto city streets, alleys and/or parking lots is not allowed; however, city ordinance does allow a person to remove snow or ice from a driveway on property owned, occupied or controlled by the person and pile the same in a public street along, parallel with and as part of a bank of snow formed by the City in its snow plowing operations. This snow may be placed in the right-of-way between the curb and the sidewalk on your side of the street, adjacent to your property. Please try to blend the snow into the existing snow banks and do not place the snow in the street. Do not pile snow within 25 feet of an intersection or alley.

Please refer to the City Ordinance pertaining to this subject. You can also find information in the Michigan Vehicle Code about snow removal/placement. If you still have questions, contact the DPW at 475-9991.

You can find more information on our plowing activities and suggestions on things you can do to get through winter by clicking here: Preparing for Winter.

Christmas Tree Drop Off

Christmas trees can be dropped off at the DPW Warehouse at 600 Cherry Street. You will see the sign at the south side of the lot where trees are piled. It will be open daily for the 2 weeks following Christmas for tree drop off. No trees, wreaths or any other decorations will be picked up from any other locations in the city. Also, there will be NO curbside collection service for Christmas trees.