Why Recycle?

Each resident of Marion generates an average of 4 lbs. of waste every day. In one year, this totals 50.5 million lbs. As the amount of trash being thrown away each year increases, the cost to collect it, haul it, and landfill it also increases. Recycling is the best way to reduce waste, stretch our resources and maintain a reasonable refuse collection rate.

Municipal Collection of 1) domestic refuse, rubbish and household waste (regular refuse), 2) recyclables, and 3) garden and yard waste.

Collection Schedule

The Sanitation and Streets Department provides the following vital customer services to Marion residents: weekly garbage and recycling collection, roadway maintenance, snow and ice removal; roadway striping; repairing and replacement of street signs and signals, seasonal collection of yard waste.

Some Facts about Streets & Sanitation


  • There are 132.7 center lane miles of road in Marion.

Traffic Signals