Whether it’s joining together to put on Esperanza Bonanza every spring or backing an award-winning band or athletic team in fall and winter; Marion residents are quick to turn out and support their city. You’ll find them watching or coaching youth sports, putting up Christmas trees for the downtown holiday forest, hiding eggs for the community Easter egg hunt or just picking up trash to beautify the city. Marion residents are proud of their city and pitch in to help make it even better.

But it’s not just community spirit that makes Marion such a great place to live. It’s a well-trained police department (one officer for every 600 residents); one of the state’s top volunteer fire departments; and prompt and efficient delivery of city services. It’s a brand-new library, built with private donations; new playground equipment bought with community contributions and installed with community labor; and it’s a recreation complex that’s the envy of Eastern Arkansas.

For years, agriculture formed the heart of Marion’s economy, and it’s still a crucial part of life in our community. But Marion’s location in the heart of the nation – at the junction of two interstates, two rail lines and the Mississippi River – has made it a prime candidate for future growth in the light manufacturing and distribution fields.

We’re proud of Marion. Come see us, and you’ll understand why.

Garbage Pick-Up News


No pick-up Monday & Tuesday, 12/25 & 12-26. Make-up days will be 12/27 & 12-28, then normal schedule on Friday.

New Years Day

No pick-up on Monday 1/1. Make-up day will be 1/2.

The City of Marion has begun utilizing a one-arm truck for trash pick-up, meaning that cans will be picked up by the arm of the truck.

Residents are asked to take extra care to be sure your garbage can is placed close to the road and out of the way from anything that would block the truck arm movement, including vehicles, mailboxes, etc. Garbage and recycling pick-up schedules remain the same.

If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 870-739-5410.

City Street Lights
To report a problem with a city street light, contact Gail at City Hall - 870-739-5410 and reference the pole number found on the street light pole.
Water Department

Pay your water bill online at

Water bill auto pay available at no charge…call 870-739-3073 or Email us Here

Used Tire Disposal

Tire disposal is available for both businesses and residents.

The hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 to 3:30.

There is no charge at the time of service, but there will be bills sent out quarterly for each tire.

The tire prices are: $1.75/passenger tires; $5/semi-truck tires; $26/ implement tires.

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