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.
Gary Cunningham has been with the Ionia Department of Public Works for 27 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.
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
303 S. Jackson Street
Ionia, Michigan 48846
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.
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.
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Map, Apple Tree Drive Compost Site
Round 1 - October
The City will be collecting bagged leaves during the month of October according to the schedule listed below. Leaves must be placed in the large paper yard waste bags and placed streetside for removal. Leaves may also be discarded at the City’s compost site located off of Apple Tree Drive. As with last year’s removal program, loose leaves are no longer be collected by the City. City Code prohibits the burning of leaves, brush, trash or grass clippings within the City limits.
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Bagged Leaf Pick-Up Program Round 1 October
If there is an issue or concern you would like to report to the Department of Public Works, please let us know. Thank you.