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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

David and Lindsey show off The Back Lot's compost bin

2019 Recycler of the Year Award Winners Just Keep Increasing Sustainability

Thu, June 13, 2019 2:37PM

from our June 13, 2019 Media Release When David Meikle and Steve Steffes opened their first restaurant in Petoskey, Tap30, they immediately signed up for Emmet County Recycling’s (ECR) curbside collection service. When ECR piloted collection of food scraps and …
Andi Shepherd

Andi Shepherd Named Director of DPW

Thu, April 25, 2019 8:54AM

Andi Shepherd
HARBOR SPRINGS — Andi Shepherd, a longtime Emmet County employee and resident, will be taking over as the director of the Department of Public Works.
John Calabrese, Emmet County administrator, announced the promotion Wednesday in an email to
Thank-you gift presented

ECR Director Moves On After Three Decades

Thu, January 17, 2019 3:27PM

Elisa Seltzer, Recycling Rock Star
From ECR’s January 17, 2019 Media Release “We always recycle! We love what you do! Thank you for doing such a great job!” The staff of Emmet County Recycling (ECR) hears this kind of thing …
drop-site recycling bin

Did Drop-site Vandal Have a Message?

Fri, December 28, 2018 2:17PM

Recycling program staff from Emmet County found extensive spray painting on a “mixed-containers” (bottles, jugs, jars, cups, trays, etc.) recycling bin located at the drop site behind Toski-Sands Plaza in Petoskey Monday morning. But, they report, the vandal may have …

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