Large metal appliances
For example*: dryers, freezers, furnaces, ovens, ranges, refrigerators, stoves, wall ovens, washers, water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers (if mostly metal)
Largely plastic items (See Appliances, small)
Large appliances are accepted at the Drop-off Center in the Bulky Materials Recycling area. Have your load checked by the attendant before unloading.
- There is a $5 per item handling fee for large appliance
- Refrigerators and freezers (as well as air conditioners and dehumidifiers) must have the refrigerant (freon) removed and tagged by a licensed individual. We can provide this service for an additional $25. See Scrap Metal if you have an air conditioner or dehumidifier to recycle.
- Small appliances primarily made of METAL go on the Scrap Metal pile at the Drop-off Center.
- Small appliances primarily made of PLASTIC are collected in the Electronics Shed at the Drop-off Center.
For example*: blenders, bread machines, bread makers, ceramic space heaters, clocks, coffee makers, curling irons, dehydrators, drills, electric griddles, electric knife/knives, electric shavers, electric skillets, electric toothbrushes, fans, food sealers, fryers, hair clippers, hair dryers, heaters (electric), holiday lights (strings of), hot glue guns, humidifiers, irons, microwave ovens, mixers, popcorn poppers, power tools, projectors, radiant space heaters, shredders, toaster ovens, toasters, typewriters, vacuum cleaners, vaporizers
- Please throw away removable parts not made of plastic or metal (vacuum cleaner bags, vaporizer wicks, coffee-maker carafes, and microwaves turntables).
- Electronics are collected separately. Click here for more information on recycling electronics.
Small appliances are accepted at the Drop-off Center.
- NOTE: Televisions, computers, telephones and all the accessories that attach to them (DVD players, video games, printers, monitors, fax machines, etc.) contain additional hazardous materials and are recycled separately. See Electronics.
- There is NO CHARGE to recycle small appliances, except air conditioners, dehumidifiers, small refrigerators and freezers containing refrigerant. The refrigerant (often called freon) must be removed by a licensed individual. We can provide this service for $25.
NOTE: DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A REBATE AND COLLECTION SERVICE?
As part of their efforts to conserve energy, some of the area’s electricity providers offer rebates for recycling working older refrigerators, freezers, and/or air conditioners. Often they will even pick up from your home! Call your electricity provider for information.
WHAT DOES EMMET COUNTY RECYCLING ACCEPT:
- Air Conditioners
At the Drop-off Center on Pleasantview Road.
$25 fee: If your items is not tagged by a certified technician–as required law before recycling or disposal–there is a $25 fee. We contract with a certified technician to come out and remove the refrigerant from/confirm the lack of refrigerant in a bunch of appliances at once and tag them all . We provide this service because, individually, it is very expensive and difficult to schedule an appointment with a certified refrigeration tech to have your appliance tagged. This is an important step which protects the ozone layer.