Bay Township Charlevoix County

Bay Township is located in Charlevoix County between Lake Charlevoix and Walloon Lake within an imaginary triangle formed by the cities of Boyne City, Charlevoix, and Petoskey.

Within Bay Township there are 3.4 square miles of surface water area, and 15.5 square miles of land surface area. Bay Township is rural and striking in it’s natural beauty, with extensive environmental resources including: extensive upland hardwood and coniferous forests; one of Michigan’s largest and most well-know lakes–Lake Charlevoix; and one of Michigan’s deepest, most pristine inland lakes–Walloon Lake; as well as diverse wildlife habitat; rolling hills and meadows; wetlands; and productive farmland. These natural resources contribute to a magnificent, mostly rural setting for people to live, work, and recreate within the Township. The close proximity of Bay Township to Lake Michigan, and the extensive shorelines of both Lake Charlevoix (2.25 miles) and Walloon Lake (7.5 miles) within township boundaries are natural attractions to those who enjoy water-based recreation, and seasonal or permanent residence.


Bay Township
Curbside Trash Pick-up
Public Roads Only
Thursday, June 7 

No- appliances, tires, construction/demolition waste, batteries, hazardous materials, or yard waste

Please have your trash curbside by Wednesday evening (June 6) and be aware that your trash may not be picked up until Friday because of the size of the township.

Questions? Contact Bill Wehrenberg at 439-9880

Charlevoix County Hazardous Household Waste Event

Charlevoix County will be accepting tires and household hazardous waste for recycling June 8th and 9th.  This event is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Appointments can be made starting Tuesday, May 29th by contacting Charlevoix County Recycling Department at 231-547-7221.

Location details will be available when you make the appointment.  Please note, drop-offs will not be permitted without an appointment.  Examples of common household hazardous waste items are household cleaners, pesticides, used motor oil, batteries, florescent bulbs, motor oil, paints ($1/can – latex only), mercury, labeled medicines.  Electronics include appliances, computers, TV’s, cameras, phones, gaming systems, printers, VCR’s, radios, etc.


This program coincides with the Bay Township curbside trash which will take place starting on Thursday, June 7th.   Remember; tires, electronics and hazardous wastes are not permitted for the township trash pick-up.