Transfer Station

The Dalton Township Transfer Station is open to Dalton Township residents only.
Address is 291 E. Michillinda Rd (off Russell Rd)

          Hours of Operation:
                  April - October: Wednesdays 8-4 & Saturdays 8-4
                  Nov - March: Saturdays 8-4                                 (passed June 20th, 2011)

Direct Questions to Dalton Township Hall: 231-766-3043


*TRANSFER STATION CHANGES*
Residents using the Transfer Station are required to purchase and use punch cards.

*Garbage/Misc.: Punch cards are available in the amounts of $20, $10, $5., $100.00.
*Recycling/Brush: The Annual Recycling Pass (recycling&brush) is available for $30.00 for unlimited recycling during Transfer Station Hours.  Alternatively, a $15 recycling punch card (recycling only) is available, covering 5 bags sized 1-55 gallons each.

Changes are being made to ensure uniform charging, less handling of cash.
Signs are posted at the Transfer Station with pricing, to ensure uniform charging.

Punch cards/passes can be purchased from the Township Hall with cash, check, or credit/debit card. Purchases of cards/passes at the Transfer Station require EXACT cash or a check.


Not allowed - Dump trucks. Contractors allowed with building permit and business address - all loads must be tarped - all loose household trash must be in bags or cans.

BRUSH: the $30 Annual Recycling Pass is required; size limit, up to 4" diameter.

RECYCLING: the $30 Annual Recycling Punch Card OR $15 Recycling Punch Card is required.must be purchased for Recycling & Brush up to 4" diameter. The Recycling Punch Card does NOT include brush.        Acceptable recyclable items: Tin, Glass Jars, Plastic #1 through #7 (previous listed items do not need to be separated), Cardboard, Office paper, Junk mail, newspapers, and phone books.

FREE: Leaves, Grass clippings (no plastics bags allowed), concrete, fill dirt and car batteries, and any kind of metal.

Large items (boats, hot tubs, trailers, etc.) may need to be broken down at the transfer station at the attendant's discretion, so they can fit better in the dumpsters.

Below is the comparison of pricing that has been in place since 2016, and the new prices effective July 2019.  Please note most did not change, rather the list is simply more broken down.

*Recycling Pass cost has increased from $10 to $30... Costs incurred by the Township to keep recycling available is greatly increasing.  We plan to continue offering the opportunity to recycle at our Transfer Station, unfortunately, some of the cost must be passed on to the users.

Item 2019 effective Pricing 2016 OLD pricing
Plastic Grocery Bags $1.00 $1.00
13 Gallon Bags (tall kitchen) $2.00 $1.00
30/33 Gallon Bags $3.00 $2.00
55 Gallon Bag/Drum $4.00 $2.00
Small trailer/pickup of misc. garbage* $20.00 min $20.00 min
Large trailer/pickup of misc. garbage* $25.00 min $25.00 min
6 foot or less of construction material* $60.00 min $90.00 min
Large trailer of construction material* $90.00 min $90.00 min
*truck/trailer load pricing does NOT include any of the following itemized items.
Extra small appliance (coffeemaker/toaster) $2.00 (attendant discrection)
Small appliance (microwave/electronics/flat screen tv/monitor) $5.00 (attendant discrection)
Mid-size appliance (dishwasher/washer/dryer/tv/stove/non-flat monitors) $10.00 (attendant discrection)
Appliance with Freon $30.00 $30.00
Kitchen Chair/Desk Chair/Small night stand $3.00 (based on truck load)
Dresser $6.00 $6.00
Living room chair $8.00 $8.00
Loveseat/Dining table $10.00 $10.00/based on truck load
Couch $15.00 $15.00
Sectional/Hide-a-bed $20.00 $15.00
Twin Mattress/Box Spring $7.00 $5.00
Full Size/Larger Mattress/Box Spring $8.00 $10.00
Small Stumps $3.00 $3.00
Medium Stumps $5.00 $5.00
Large Stumps $8.00 $8.00
Trailer of stumps: single/tandem axel $35.00/$45.00 $35.00/$45.00
Car/Truck Tire - NO rim $4.00 $4.00
Car/Truck Tire - WITH rim $4.50.00 $4.00
Semi Tire - No rim/With rim $13.50/14.00 $10.00