Welcome to the City of Newaygo, Michigan

On the Banks of the Muskegon River

City of Newaygo
Nature has influenced Newaygo since before 100 B.C. when Indian tribes like the Hopewell and Ottawa flourished here, hunting, fishing, and trapping the landscape.

There are many legends and stories about the name chosen for Newaygo. It is believed it was derived from an Indian brave, Nah-way-gon, who had a reputation for bravery and strength, and was known for his courage on the battlefield.

We're glad you are interested in our community. Please contact City Hall with any questions. We are happy to help.

Wellhead Protection Area

Most residents within the City limits get water from the City's water system, which is supplied from ground wells. It only takes a small amount of pollutants to contaminate an aquafer, which is the ground water the City and many non-City residents draw their drinking water from.  It is everyone's responsibility to properly manage, store and dispose of hazardous substances so that the citizens of the community can save on high costs associated with groundwater cleanup or replacement of contaminated wells.

Ways to protect groundwater:

  • Educate others about sensitive areas around public water supply wells.  See map for wellhead protection areas.
  • Plug unused or abandoned water wells.
  • Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly.
  • Repair auto leaks.
  • Dispose of household hazardous waste, used auto fluids (antifreeze, oil, etc.), tires and batteries at designated collection or recycling locations.
  • Clean up after your pets and properly manage livestock waste.
  • Make sure septic system is functioning properly.
  • Use a commercial car wash rather than washing your car at home.
  • Sweep up yard debris rather than hosing down areas.  Compost or recycle yard waste when possible.
  • Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors.  Properly dispose of excess paints through a household hazardous wase collection program.
  • Sweep up and properly dispose of construcion debris.
Information and Resources:
Ways to Dispose of Hazardous Waste:
  • Each year the County of Newaygo sponsors a hazardous waste collection.  It typically takes place in June.  The drop off site for the hazardous waste is usually at the Road Commission building on M20 just west of M37 in White Cloud.  Call 231-689-7225 for more info or visit the following website:
  • Oil change places will often collect used motor vehicle oils, including transmission oil and brake fluid.  They typically will collect antifreeze as well.  A local collection site for Newaygo is the Supercare Quick Lube, located at 220 Adams Street, Newaygo, MI 49337.  (231) 652-2462
  • Some hardware stores (i.e. Lowes, Home Depot, Menards) will collect flourescent lights and other items.
  • Goodwill stores will recycle computer components and small electronics.
  • Search online for places that will recycle cell phones.

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Police Department Survey

The Newaygo Police Department would like you to take a brief survey.  Please Click here to start the survey.

Youth Self-Defense Class

City of Newaygo Police Department
The City of Newaygo Police Department is holding a Youth Self-Defense class on Friday December 2, 2016. There is no charge for this class.  Youth from the ages of 5-12 are welcome to attend.  Class is limited to 25 children, please register ahead of time.

Date:  12-2-2016
Time:  4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Place:  Newaygo Fitness Club   8843 Mason Dr., Newaygo MI.  
Parents are welcome to use the Newaygo Fitness Club’s facilities during the hour your kids are in the self-defense class free of charge. Please remember to dress appropriately if you are going to use the facilities at the fitness club.
Parents/Guardians are required to sign a permission slip for your child to attend the class.  The permission slips will be available at the class. Parents/Guardians are required to remain on the premises if child is under the age of 8.
For further information or to register for the class please call:  231-652-1655 x 214.

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Water Quality Reports

Looking for information on Water Quality in the City of Newaygo?  Click here to read the 2015 Water quality Report.

Other reports are located under our Forms and Publications

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City of Newaygo

28 State Road
Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Phone (231) 652-1657
Monday through Friday, 7:30a-4:00p
Emergency: Phone 911