Recycling Center Tour for You! @ Pleasantview Road Drop-off Center
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


It takes a front-end loader to move this quantity of bottles, jugs, and jars!

It takes a front-end loader to move this quantity of bottles, jugs, and jars!

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Recycling Center! You’ll learn about:

  • What we do with the materials you recycle everyday
  • The dozens of additional materials collected for recycling in Emmet County ONLY at the Pleasantview Road Drop-off Center (Are you recycling your cooking oil yet?)
  • What your recyclables are made into and where
  • Anything else you want to ask about: waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and yes, okay, landfills.



REGISTRATION REQUIRED (This tour is limited 25 participants)
Call 231-348-0640
email recycle@emmetcounty.org to make your reservation.

For safety reasons, children under six years old must be holding an adult’s hand or carried for most of the tour.
All minors must be under direct supervision of a parent or authorized adult.

Wear fully enclosed shoes. There is a lot of broken glass along the tour route. No high or narrow heels, please.
Dress to be outdoors for roughly an hour.

Please carpool: it’s better for the Earth and parking at the Drop-off Center is limited.  Thank you!

Labor Day
Sep 2 all-day

Pleasantview Drop-off Center Closed

Curbside delayed one day for the remainder of the week with Friday routes served on Saturday

Household Chemical Drop-off Event
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:15 am
Household Chemical Drop-off Event

Clean up!

Green up!

Free up!

It feels great to free up storage space while cleaning and “greening” your home: drop off your unwanted oil-based paints, cleaners, automotive fluids, yard & garden chemicals, and much more.  It also makes your home safer for you and responders, in case of an emergency.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: to prevent traffic jams (and long waits in line!) this event is by appointment. Call 231-348-0640 to make an appointment.

Materials from Emmet County households are accepted free of charge; funding comes from Solid Waste Transfer Station revenues (what is paid to dump garbage). Residents of other counties and qualifying businesses may use the service, but we must charge $1 per pound to cover our costs.