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.
IMPORTANT: READ THESE
REGISTRATION REQUIRED (This tour is limited 25 participants)
email firstname.lastname@example.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.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS:
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!
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.
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.