Emmet County Recycling Guide
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Your day-to-day recyclables are collected in TWO groups:
- Containers and
- Paper, Boxes and Bags
This is called a “dual-stream recycling system." It may take a little getting used to if you are coming from a community with
- “source-separated recycling," in which recyclables are sorted into three or more categories or
- “single-stream recycling," in which all day-to-day recyclables are collected together.
What can you recycle?
Mixed Containers includes:
- Metal cans, foil and trays
- Juice boxes, milk cartons, paper cups and ice cream cartons
- Plastic bottles, jugs and jars
- Plastic tubs, trays and cups
- Glass bottles and jars
Papers, Boxes and Bags includes:
- Newspapers and insert
- Magazines, catalogs and books
- Office and writing paper
- Cardboard, cereal boxes, and paper grocery bags
- Plastic Grocery and Bread Bags
What Factories Use Your Recyclables and What They Make
Where to Recycle Them
Day-to-day recyclables are collected through two systems, drop-off sites and curbside.
But wait, THERE’S MORE!
We accept an additional 30 materials at the Pleasantview Road Drop-off Center
7363 South Pleasantview Road
east of Harbor Springs
For hours and prices visit Pleasantview Road Drop-off Center link below.
At the Pleasantview Road Drop-off Center, you can recycle your Day-to-Day recyclables AND all of the following:
Appliances with refrigerants (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers and refrigerators)
Bricks (see Rubble below)
Ceramics (see Rubble below)
Concrete (see Rubble below)
Mattresses, Springs and Futons
Porcelain (see Rubble below)
For hours and prices visit our Drop-off Center page.