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Spring Lake Township
Where Nature Smiles for Seven Miles
Sailing on Spring Lake, Michigan
ca. 1930–1945
Waste Hauler Information

Waste Hauler Information

Republic Services has been selected as the curbside recycling/trash/yard waste provider for Spring Lake Township, beginning January 1, 2023.

Service days are shown on this map
Republic Services waste collection days





The quarterly rate for recycling, trash and yard waste will be $58.05, effective January 1, 2023. You will be billed directly by Republic Services.

Recycling (every other week) and yard waste (every week from April 1 to November 30) are included in the fee. However, these services are not required if you do not want the additional bins. There is no discount for not taking the additional services.

Republic Services Information
Recycling Quick Reference

*Note – this is for Township residents only. Village of Spring Lake residents are not included.

North Bank Trail Closed

North Bank Trail Closed

The North Bank Trail will be closed January to March, 2023 between 148th Ave and 68th Ave. The trail will be closed as part of a Consumers Energy high-voltage line rebuild project.

Information from Consumers Energy:

Tax Information

Tax Information

Winter tax bills are due February 14.

Mail your tax payments to

Spring Lake Township – Tax
Department 8708
PO Box 30516
Lansing, MI 48909-8016

Payments may be brought into the lobby during regular business hours or dropped in one of the drop boxes (on the front of the building or behind the building).

Payments may also be made online.
Make an Online Payment

Tax and Assessing information is available online from BS&A. A fee of $2 will be charged unless you are looking up your own property. If it is your property you will need to register, but the information is free.

Tax & Assessing Information (BS&A)

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is an invasive species now established in Ottawa County, as well as Allegan, Muskegon, Oceana and Mason Counties. HWA is an insect that targets hemlocks as their source of food. They can be found at the base of hemlock needles on the undersides of branches.

Late fall through early spring is the best time to check hemlock trees. Look on the undersides of branches for evidence of round, white ovisacs near the base of the needles. Report infested hemlock trees by using the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network, available online at Reporting infested trees, even if you will be managing them on your own, is important to help determine how far HWA has spread. This information also indicates where additional surveys may be needed.

Infested hemlock trees can be treated with specific insecticides to prevent HWA establishment or to destroy existing HWA. For more information on treatment options, contact the West Michigan CISMA Coordinator, Natalie Bekins, at or 616-414-2055.

The invasive pest can be spread by wind, mammals and birds, with birds being one of the primary ways HWA can move. Humans can also spread HWA through vehicles, trailers and campers that come in contact with infested trees and then move to a different location.

Ottawa County, along with Allegan, Muskegon and Oceana Counties, is a quarantine area for hemlock woolly adelgid. Movement of hemlock trees, boughs, firewood, logs or limbs is prohibited without a compliance agreement.

Assessing the health of your hemlocks

State of Michigan Woolly Adelgid Information

Rycenga Park Reservations

Rycenga Park is located at 16401 Hemlock Road. For park shelter reservations, use the online reservation form. Reservations open 1 year ahead of the date. Reservations are available from May 15 to September 30. Reservations are not taken for dates outside these dates.

Reservation fees are based on 1/2 day blocks – 9am-2:30pm or 3:30pm-9pm
Township residents: $45/block or $90 for the full day
Township non-residents: $65/block or $130 for the full day

Electricity is provided in the shelters. If the outlets are overloaded, the GFI circuit may trip. Please try using the reset button on the outlet before calling for help.

Dogs must be leashed. No dogs are allowed on the playground or the athletic fields.

Online  Shelter Reservations

Meetings & Events

Board of Trustees
Fire Station #2, 18964 174th Ave.
Spring Lake, MI
Planning Commission
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI
Zoning Board of Appeals
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI
Board of Trustees
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI
Board of Review
Township Hall, 101 S Buchanan
Spring Lake, MI

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