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Solid Waste


Solid Waste

10,000 pick-ups weekly

Please feel free to call us with your questions or concerns: 765.664.2391 option #4.

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What Is the Current Rate For Solid Waste Pick-Up Services?

The current rate is $13.80, which includes your weekly pick-up, one 96-gallon toter, and one free large-item pick-up per month. We will provide pick-up for additional APPROVED toters.

What is the Pick-up Schedule?

Solid Waste is picked up on Mondays thru Thursdays.

What Is My Pick-up Day and Where Is My Pick-up?

Click here to find your pick-up day and the location of your pick-up (alley or street).

What do I do if my trash isn’t picked up?

Please call our Solid Waste Division immediately at 664.2391, option 4.

Will my pick-up be delayed by holidays?

As a government entity, Marion Utilities honors more holidays than a regular pick-up service. Please read the 2020 Holiday Schedule for details!

I am planning a special event. Do you provide extra toters?

We provide extra toters or dumpsters for events that are sponsored by the City of Marion, Corporations, and Nonprofits. We do not provide extra toters for personal events (i.e. birthday/group parties, etc.). Click Here to Reserve Toters or a Dumpster.

Do You Pick Up Yard Waste?

No. Please call the Marion Street Department at 668.4496. If you have yard waste (i.e. grass clippings, leaves, brush, limbs).

How Does Marion Utilities Process My Recycling?


The Automatic Side Loader

This truck is used for street pick-up and is manned by usually one employee. An automatic arm on the right side of the truck reaches out to grab the toter, then lifts it up and dumps the contents into the bed of the truck.

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The Rear Loader

This truck is used for alley pick-up and manned by three employees.

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This truck is used to pick large items that do not fit in the toter. To schedule a large item pick-up, please call our Solid Waste Division at 664.2391, option 4 or email

What Do I Do For Large Items That Don’t Fit In The Toter?

If you have an item that does not fit it in the toter, you will need to schedule a large item pick-up appointment.

When is Large Item Pick-Up?

Large Item Pick-Up Appointments occur throughout the week. You must call our Solid Waste Division at 664.2391, option 4 to schedule an appointment. Please set your items out for pick-up on the day of your appointment by 6 a.m.

How Do I Schedule A Large Item Pick-Up Appointment?

Please contact our Solid Waste Division at 664.2391, option 4 or email

If I Move To Another Address, Can I Take My Toter With Me?

No, the toter is assigned to its specific address. Please contact us at 664.2391, option 4 to notify us of your move.

What Do I Do If I Received An Orange Tag?

When you receive an orange tag, please correct the issue stated on the tag. Our instructions on the orange tag are designed to help city residents to be aware of the guidelines for using toter and solid waste procedures. Please see the Solid Waste Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

In order to maintain the Solid Waste Utility, the Marion Utilities Service Board has passed the following guidelines and procedures of fees for additional trash and large items.

Extra Toters for Pick-Up

If a residence requires more than two toters for solid waste pick-up (two toters are the allotted amount per the City Ordinance), you will need to purchase tags for each toter for each pick-up. Tags are $2 each.

Pick-Up for Extra Large Items

The Solid Waste Ordinance (General Ordinance No. 8-2016) allows for residents to have one large item per month picked up by the Solid Waste Utility free of charge. If you require more than one large item in a month, fees apply.

You will need to purchase a tag for the following items:

  • Extra toter – $3.00
  • Large Item – $6.00
  • Large Item pick-up fee – $12.00

If you need a Roll-off Boxes, the following applies:

  • Box delivery, pick-up, and disposal – $250.00
  • There is an extra $10/day fee for any box needed for more than 10 days.
    • 10 C.Y. (up to 2 tons) – $370.00
    • 20 C.Y. (up to 4 tons) – $490.00
    • 30 C.Y. (up to 6 tons) – $610.00
    • 40 C.Y. (up to 8 tons) – $730.00

Extra Large Items for Transfer Station

You may bring multiple items to our transfer station for an extra fee. Please visit our Solid Waste Office in the Administration Building at 1540 N. Washington St. prior to entering our Transfer Station.

  • Individual Items – $6.00 each
  • Bag of Trash/Miscellaneous Items – $3.00 each
  • Truck Load (Level/MSW) – $25.00
  • Truck Load (Level/C&D) – $30.00*
  • Truck Load (Mounded/MSW) – $37.50
  • Truck Load (Mounded/C&D) – $45.00*
  • Misc. Solid Waste per Cubit Yard – $10.00
  • Construction/Demolition Solid Waste per Cubit Yard – $12.00*
  • *Shingles will be charged at the C&D rate x 1.5

Waste Disposal Bags

In cases such as cleaning out a house/spring cleaning, etc., bulk bags are available to purchase. Marion Utilities will pick-up the bag as a large item pick-up. The bags hold up to 3,000 pounds.

Bags cost $25.00 plus $100.00 (collection and disposal fee).

Roll-Off Boxes

We have a limited amount of roll-off boxes to rent that may be used for residential solid waste or construction/demolition debris. Print the Reservation form.

Rental fees are:

  • 10-yard Dumpster (up to two tons) – $370
  • 20-yard Dumpster (up to four tons) – $490
  • 30-yard Dumpster (up to six tons) – $610
  • 40-yard Dumpster (up to eight tons) – $730

There is an extra $10/day fee for any dumpster needed for more than 10 days. Fees include delivery, pick-up, and disposal.