Yard Waste and Household Waste Disposal Information


AS OF 05/05/2020

The yard waste site has been OPENED for use, subject to strict social distancing protocols and potentially other safety protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALL 2020 information below is tentative and subject to change as this PANDEMIC situation and Executive Orders from Governor Whitmer dictate.

Please be patient as we all navigate this unprecedented PANDEMIC SITUATION as best we can.  

Office Staff are working and are available to answer your questions and assist you by phone, email, Facebook and this website.

Yard Waste Disposal Site



This site is for the personal use of township residents to dispose of yard waste from their Laketon Township property ONLY.   

NO contractors/businesses are permitted to use the site.

A resident wishing to use the site must purchase a Yard Waste Card each year, cards can be purchased in the Township Hall when open for regular business or from the attendant at the yard waste site.  Methods of payment at the yard waste site are cash and check only - and the site will have limited funds to make change so the exact change of $15.00 is much appreciated.

No one will be permitted to use the site until a  yard waste card is purchased.  The site is located behind the township hall on Green Creek Rd.  

An attendant is on site to verify residency and will ask to see your driver's license and yard waste card.  Thank you for your cooperation in providing proof of your Laketon Township Residency each and every time you visit/use the site.  

2020 Hours of Operation:

Spring/Summer hours:  Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Fall hours:  Tuesdays, Thursday & Saturdays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

These hours are also listed on your yard waste card each year for easy reference.

All dates and hours of operation are "WEATHER PERMITTING".  The site MAY be CLOSED on days it is scheduled to be open if inclement weather or other safety factors dictate it being necessary to close the site.  

KEY POLICY - AFTER the site closes for the season and ONLY during the months of December, January, February and March (when there are NO scheduled operating hours in effect), a key may be signed out to residents during regular business hours Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (excluding holidays) as long as weather permits the site to be accessed safely.  The site is not maintained during the winter months and snow and ice may often prevent entry. 


 Accepted Materials:

  • Grass clippings - can be brought loose or in paper or plastic bags - however plastic bags must be emptied and removed from the site.
  • Leaves - can be brought loose or in paper or plastic bags - however plastic bags must be emptied and removed from the site.
  • Brush up to three (3) inches in diameter - nothing larger!
  • Other yard/garden waste - but nothing over 3 inches in diameter, no stumps and no root balls.
Muskegon County Solid Waste Disposal Site

Laketon Township currently provides "dump cards" to be used at the Muskegon County Solid Waste site on Apple Avenue, just east of Maple Island Road.  The "dump card" provides for a limited number of discounted trips to the landfill per calendar year.  Residents of Laketon Township must stop in to the Laketon Township Hall to obtain the "dump card".  Each household is limited to one "dump card" per calendar year.

Please call Muskegon County Solid Waste for more information on operating hours and accepted/non-accepted materials/items  231-724-6001.

In addition to the discount card, Laketon Township is pleased to offer a completely FREE Clean Up Day to Laketon Township Residents ONLY!  This day is able to be offered ONLY when the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners approves a free tipping day & waives the landfill fees for the municipality to hold the event.  This day is held in the spring each year, typically either late April or early May.  Please visit the News & Information page for the current year event or call the office for current information on the event date/time.  231-744-2454.

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