Garbage trucks weights OK’d

HARVEY – To maintain regular weekly collection of recyclable materials and garbage, an agreement has been reached between the Marquette County Road Commission and waste collection contractor Great American Disposal that will allow the company to use their regular collection vehicles during the period of road weight restrictions.

GAD has received approval to pull its recycling collection trailers during colder night-time hours, and will change collection schedules while weight restrictions are in place. Chocolay Township residents are asked to place their garbage and recyclables at roadside on the evening before their assigned collection day.

Weight restrictions are scheduled to take effect beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday and will likely be in place for about two months. The regular garbage/recyclables collection schedule will resume once weight restrictions are lifted.

Recyclables do not require tags, but should be placed out for collection in a hard-walled can or bin. For more information, call 249-1448 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit