Welcome to Hampton Township by the Bay

Department of Public Works


Rob Worden

949 N. Wagner Road
Essexville, MI 48732
Phone: 989-892-4841
Fax: 989-893-6152

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

"The Department of Public Works is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all Township-owned infrastructure and facilities within the Township of Hampton and for providing a wide range of related services."

Transfer Station

Hours of Operation

Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. -1:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m.

Sat. - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Posted Holidays.

General Information

  Transfer Station is located at 2327 N Knight Rd, Essexville

Transfer Station card is $100
Large Item single-use permit is $15
Please Note:  These expire on 12/31 of year purchased, non-refundable

Hampton Township Residents for Household Refuge Only

NO Commercial Trash Allowed!

 NO Building Materials (wood is not allowed)

Large Item Permit Required for Over-Sized Items

Large item permit at any time throughout the year and will expire on 12/31 of the year purchased. Each permit is good for one trip only, but multiple permits may be purchased and used throughout the year. You must purchase the yearly pass before purchasing the one-time us permits. Available at the Hampton Township Administrative Office at 801 W. Center Road.


     The Township provides recycling bins at the Transfer Station on Knight Road for Residents to deposit their recyclable materials.
     Recycling materials include: newspaper, phone books, magazines/junk mail, mixed office paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, aluminum, tin, and plastics.
(for a more detailed list, contact the Administrative Office at 989-893-7541)

     No Styrofoam in allowed in the recycle bins. The Township will be fined and the recycling service discontinued.
     Compact cardboard boxes or crushed/flattened 
     No recycle pizza boxes. The Township will be fined and the recycling service discontinued.


Michigan law, specifically Public Act 34 of 2004, effective November 1, 2004 amends the list of materials banned from landfills to include beverage containers and whole tires. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality website details the regulations.

Brush Chipping

chipping is delayed until May, 2020.

Like many other non-essential services, we’ve had to delay the start of brush chipping. We had planned on beginning Tuesday, April 6th, but as of today, it has been pushed it back to Tuesday, May 4th. (date may change).

Brush Chipping will begin in April and the last chipping in October.  
Chipping will begin on the 1st Tuesday of every month.
(weather permitting and township emergencies take priority)

Brush MUST be out before the 1st Tuesday of the month
The route may change each month.

Brush not put out in time will be left for the following month.

There is no list that you need to be put on.

10 minutes MAXIMUM per location

Nothing larger than a 4" diameter

Stacked neatly with all ends facing the road

Brush chipping begins in April and ends after the October brush chipping is complete.

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