The Township’s Public Works Department
In 1915, Samuel Keur was elected as the first Highway Commissioner for the Township of Muskegon. There was very little responsibility with the position based on today’s standards, but over the years, as the Township grew and with the advent of motor vehicles, the Township gradually put into service road maintenance equipment. The department primarily did dirt road grading, oiling, and snow plowing of secondary streets that the county Road Commission did not have manpower or equipment to get to as soon as our citizens desired, especially after World War II in the late 40’s.
After World War II, a program for establishing parks and playgrounds was started until today there exists seven parks including Softball World, Parslow, Quarter-Oak, Wesley, Jolman, Evanston, Riverside and Buel Parks. With the exception of Softball World, these parks are maintained by public works employees. Recreation programs are conducted in cooperation with White Lake Community Ed and Orchard View Community Ed.
For announcements regarding sanitation and recycling please view that department page.
For information on the Township’s sanitation garbage service please view the Frequently Asked Questions. Thanks!
The Leaf Drop-Off Site is located at 101 N. Quarterline Rd (Just North of Muskegon Community College). Open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
**Beginning April 2021 through November 2021**
**the Second Monday of each Month, April through November, the Yard Waste Site will be open 8 am to 7 pm**
$20 annual pass required for non-sanitation customers and they are available at Township Hall.
RESIDENTS OF NON-OWNER OCCUPIED PROPERTIES MAY PURCHASE A SINGLE-USE YARD WASTE ACCESS PASS AT TOWNSHIP HALL. THE COST OF THIS PASS IS $5 AND ALLOWS ONE TIME ACCESS TO THE YARD WASTE FACILITY. *(pass must be turned into yard waste attendant)
We do not take stumps, cement, building materials, batteries, oil, oil filters, paint, or tires at the yard waste site.
*NO COMMERCIAL HAULERS OR OTHER BUSINESS ENTITIES*
Muskegon Charter Township is a member of the Muskegon County Regional Water System which serves Muskegon, Laketon, Dalton, and Fruitland Township. The water system is divided into the Northside Water System and the Eastside System. Muskegon Township water customers north of the Muskegon River are part of the Northside System and Muskegon Township customers south of the Muskegon River are part of the Eastside System. The system itself is operated by Muskegon County and the source of water is from the City of Muskegon.
The Muskegon County Regional Water System is required to provide annual water quality updates and the most recent reports can be found at the following links.
Northside Water System 2022 Annual Water Quality Report
Eastside Water System 2022 Annual Water Quality Report
For more information about your water or the contents of this report, contact Muskegon County Department of Public
Works at 231.724.641. For more information about safe drinking water, visit the USEPA at
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Director of Public Works