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 Refuse Only

NO Commercial Trash Allowed!

 NO Building Materials (wood is not allowed)

Large Item Permit Required for Over-Sized Items

Large item permit can be used 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 use 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

This service is intended only for pruning, 
thinning and trimming of trees, shrubs and bushes.  This service is not a tree removal service therefore, brush left after a commercial tree service will not be picked up.

Brush Chipping will begin in April and the last chipping will be 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.

Vines, stumps and root balls can't be run through chipper & will be refused.

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