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Before visiting other pages on this site, please check our  COVID-19 Updates page.

Like so many things right now, our operations have been changing frequently. As we work to keep up on communicating these changes, we are NOT updating all of the pages of this site. Most pages reflect our ordinary operations.

Information on the COVID-19 Updates page is UPDATED FIRST when things change, so information on the COVID-19 Updates page overrides any differing information you might find on
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The COVID-19 Updates page is the most up-to-date and complete source of information on the status of the Emmet County DPW’s facilities and services at this time.

We wish you good health and good spirits.

–The Emmet County Recycling/DPW Team


The ECR Insider

SUSPENDED Temporarily: Collection of Mixed Containers for Recycling

Fri, March 20, 2020 7:11PM

From our media release on the subject Emmet County Recycling is suspending collection of their “Mixed Containers” stream which includes bottles, jugs, cans, cartons, cups, tubs, trays and the like. The move is being made amid concerns about the spread

Video: Compost Your Food Scraps With Emmet County

Thu, January 9, 2020 2:33PM

Not up for composting at home? You can drop off your food scraps to be composted at Emmet County’s composting site on Pleasantview Road. This segment from 9&10 News’ “The Four” will help you get started!        

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.

2020 Events and Holiday Schedule

Good Friday
Apr 10 all-day

Curbside recycling routes will run on their usual schedules all week.

The Pleasantview Road Drop-off Center will be open during regular hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Good Friday.

McLaren Hospital Sharps Drop-off Event @ McLaren Northern Michigan, circle drive across from Johan's
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
McLaren Hospital Sharps Drop-off Event @ McLaren Northern Michigan, circle drive across from Johan's

Come to the hospital and drop off your sharps and needles for free. This handy “drive-through” event is held in the circle drive on highway 31. And you can get a free needle disposal kit!

Sharps need to be in an approved hard impermeable plastic container.

Sharps are NOT accepted by Emmet County Recycling at any location.


Memorial Day
May 25 all-day

Drop-Off Center: CLOSED

Curbside: All customers served one day later than usual. Monday customers served Tuesday, Tuesday customers served Wednesday, etc.

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