Transfer Facility

All West Branch Township residents are permitted to use the Skandia/West Branch Transfer Facility. A transfer card may be purchased at the Township Office. The fee is $84 for the full calendar year, $45 for a half year beginning in January or July or $25 per calendar quarter beginning in January, April, July, and October.

The transfer facility is located at US Hwy 41 and Carlshend Rd. The hours of operation are:

  • Wednesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

One level truck load per week is allowed to be dumped.

List of Acceptable Materials
.. Plastics: Clean container only.
.. Metals: Clean container only.
.. Cardboard: Boxes need to be broken down.
.. Newspapers and Magazines: Must be in brown paper bag or tied with twine.
All other materials must be taken to Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority. If you have questions as to other items for recycling, please call the Transfer Station at 942-7159. Their phone number is also on your transfer station card.

Sharps can only be disposed of at the following locations: Campus Pharmacy, Snyder Drugs, and Walgreens.

An excellent resource regarding drug disposal is In addition, this document, A Remedy for Residential Drug Disposal, provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) outlines a number of options that Michigan residents can use to safely dispose of their medications including checking with a local pharmacy to see if they have a drug take back program, find out if their community has a special collection for unused and expired drugs, and how to properly dispose of unwanted medicines in the trash if a collection program is not available. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages).

Please note: most phamacies cannot legally accept drugs that are considered controlled substances.