June 23, 2016
Petoskey News Review
Emmet County residents who receive curbside recycling services may come home to find a brand new cart in their driveway.
The Residents of Bear Creek Township, between Petoskey and Harbor Springs, were the first to receive the new household curbside recycling carts being distributed by Emmet County Recycling.
The 64-gallon rolling carts are for recycling paper, boxes and bags, while residents will continue to use their green totes to set out mixed metal, glass and plastic containers for recycling.
Funding for all 7,000 carts came through a number of grants and donations from 16 different entities, varying from local municipalities to companies to nonprofit groups. The carts were purchased from Cascade Engineering for a total of $324,478.
Most residents of Harbor Springs and Petoskey, as well as those in Resort and Little Traverse townships are also scheduled to receive the carts between today and June 30.