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Welcome to EmmetRecycling.org

Do you have something to get rid of? You’ve come to the right place! The Department of Public Works handles solid waste, organics* composting, and household hazardous waste management for Emmet County. We also serve as a regional recycling hub, collecting, processing and marketing recyclables for Emmet County and neighboring communities.  We see waste as a sign of economic inefficiency, but also as a resource and a world of opportunities!  We constantly strive to make our services convenient, comprehensive, cost effective, and environmentally positive.


*In the recycling and municipal solid waste industry, “organics” refers to yard wastes and food scraps, not necessarily plants and animals raised according to organic methods.

The ECR Insider

Planet Money Recycling Episode Response

Fri, August 30, 2019 1:06PM

Did you catch the episode of Plant Money that canned recycling? (No pun intended but, we can’t resist leaving it in.)  The Northeast Recycling Council posted this response which we wholeheartedly second. …

Got Curbside Recycling? We’ve Got 2 Tips for Winter Recycling!

Mon, January 9, 2017 4:04PM

From our media release on the subject:   Piles of snow at the curb and high winds can make recycling in winter awkward.  The staff of Emmet County Recycling offers the following simple tips to smooth the way ’til spring …

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Emmet County Department of Public Works
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