Sanitation/Streets Dept

The Sanitation and Streets Department provides the following vital customer services to Marion residents: weekly garbage and recycling collection, roadway maintenance, snow and ice removal; roadway striping; repairing and replacement of street signs and signals, seasonal collection of yard waste.

Some Facts about Streets & Sanitation


  • There are 132.7 center lane miles of road in Marion.

Traffic Signals

  • The City of Marion maintains 60 traffic signals


  • The City of Marion removes more than 12,500 tons of refuse annually.
  • Marion residents recycle over 825 tons of material on a yearly basis.

Snow Removal

  • Marion has the following snow removal equipment:
       6 - single axle dump truck with plows/spreaders
       1 - one-ton dump truck with plow/spreader
       5 - 4 x 4 pick up trucks with plows
       1 - skid steer loader
       2 - front end loaders
       1 - tandem axle dump truck to haul snow from downtown area
       1 - ½ ton pick up with 100 gallon spray unit to spread anti-icing liquid on overpasses
  • Employees split into teams to cover 24 hours, 7 days a week, from January through approximately April 1 each year.