Marion's Central ParkMarion City Library at Historic Santa Fe Depot

Household refuse in the City of Marion is collected twice per week on either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday, depending on where you live. Please refer to the map below for your regularly scheduled trash pickup day. Click on the map for a larger view.

Residential service is $8.50 per month.  

Commercial rates are: 


2 pickups

3 pickups

4 pickups

5 pickups

6 pickups

7 pickups

2 bags







1.5 yd. Container







2 yd. Container







3 yd. Container








If you would like to purchase a polycart for your trash, you can buy a 95 gallon one (pictured to the left) from the city. Contact the city offices to purchase one.


2014 Trash Pickup Schedule

Download the 2014 Trash Schedule Calendar by clicking >Here<. This calendar will tell you at a glance if your scheduled trash pickup day is on a normal schedule, or if it is changed to an alternate day due to a holiday, and which day it will be picked up in that case. Perfect for printing and posting on your bulletin board, taping to your refrigerator or wherever.


Unless approved by the city, trash must be placed in the alley behind your residence. Trash must be placed at the alley right of way. Trash left in the yard or in enclosures set back from the alley right of way will not be picked up. When placing your trash out, please follow the following guidelines:

  • Trash must be out for pickup by 8:00am on your scheduled pickup day for guaranteed pickup.
  • Place all trash (except large/bulky items) in a trash bag and tie the bag when placing it out for pickup.
  • If trash containers are used, they must have an air tight, water proof lid and be no larger than 30 gallons in size, unless approved by the city. Loose, unbagged trash in large, oversized trash containers will not be picked up.

The following items will not be accepted by the Marion County Transfer Station and will not be picked up by the trash truck:

  • Yard waste (Grass, leaves, limbs, hay, bushes, etc.
  • Hazardous materials (flammables, chemicals, car batteries, wet paint, etc. Note: empty paint cans or paint cans in which the paint is dried up is acceptable)
  • Large amounts of construction material (boards, shingles, drywall, etc. Note: small amounts of these items are acceptable)
  • Refrigerators, freezers, etc. (Note: you may take these items to the transfer station yourself if the freon has been removed. The permit that is required for the transfer station is available at the city offices or in the online documents library.
  • Tires (Note: you may take tires to the transfer station yourself and they will accept them for a charge)

Cleanup Weeks

Once a year, the City of Marion has a cleanup week when you may put out for pickup large amounts of refuse, construction material, appliances (with a permit from the city office), heavy metals, furniture, brush, limbs, leaves, etc. The 2014 Cleanup days are scheduled for April 14 - 18.

When placing items out for pickup during cleanup week, please separate your refuse, metals, appliances, construction material and yard waste into separate piles.