City of Ionia

Public Works

The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining over 26 miles of city streets. Crews work on and in the streets during all seasons to maintain their excellent condition. We also provide assistance to all City departments.

Meet Our Director of Public Works

Gary Cunningham, Director of the Department of Public WorksGary Cunningham has been with the Ionia Department of Public Works for 38 years.

He began his career as a mechanic for the department, eventually becoming a truck driver and a heavy equipment operator. In 1996, Gary was appointed Director of the Department of Public Works.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

303 S. Jackson Street
Ionia, Michigan 48846
Phone 616-527-4170
Fax 616-527-5787

Keeping Ionia Beautiful

The Department of Public Works oversees maintenance of City Parks, the Grand River Trail, City streets and public open spaces. We also maintain more than 600 decorative turn-of-the-century style street lights and help decorate the City of Ionia for seasonal promotions.

Report a Concern

If there is an issue or concern you would like to report to the Department of Public Works, please let us know. Thank you.

Documents and Links

2023 Seasonal Waste Disposal Services

The City of Ionia offers its residents a variety of waste disposal programs throughout the year. All of the programs are FREE OF CHARGE. Details and schedule, regarding these programs, are presented in the document 'Download a File' shown below these following programs:

  • Spring 'Dump-Your-Junk' Day
  • Fall 'Dump-Your-Junk' Day
  • Spring - Brush and Yard Waste Removal Program
  • Fall - Brush Removal Program
  • Bagged Leaves Pick-Up Program
  • Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Compost Site, Apple Tree Drive

Yard Debris and Small Branches. If you have small branches (8 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length) and yard debris (weeds, leaves, dead vegetation) you may take it yourself to the City of Ionia site located at the end of Apple Tree Drive. Download a map at the link below,

Follow the signs at the end of Apple Tree Drive to the city compost site. There is no entrance fee. Authorized vehicles only signs are posted. These signs are in place to notify non-city personnel that the City of Ionia Wellfield Property is protected and maintained by the City of Ionia personnel. The City of Ionia Wellfield property is under camera surveillance at all times. You may enter onto the property to go to the compost site to dispose of your yard debris and small branches.

City Calendar

City of Ionia City Calendar

114 North Kidd Street Map
Post Office Box 496
Ionia, Michigan 48846
Phone 616-527-4170

Fax 616-527-0810

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00a - 4:00p
(Holiday exception)


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