Emmet County Recycling Guide

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Day-to-Day Recyclables

Your day-to-day recyclables are collected in TWO groups:

  • Containers and
  • Paper, Boxes and Bags

This is called a “dual-stream” recycling system. It may take a little getting used to if you are coming from a community with

  • “source-separated” recycling--in which recyclables are sorted into three or more categories or
  • “single-stream” recycling--in which all day-to-day recyclables are collected together.

Why Dual Stream Recycling

What can you recycle?


Mixed Containers includes:

  • Metal cans, foil and trays
  • Juice boxes, milk cartons, paper cups and ice cream cartons
  • Plastic bottles, jugs and jars
  • Plastic tubs, trays and cups
  • Glass bottles and jars

Papers, Boxes and Bags includes:

  • Newspapers and insert
  • Magazines, catalogs and books
  • Office and writing paper
  • Cardboard, cereal boxes, and paper grocery bags
  • Plastic Grocery and Bread Bags

Where to Recycle Them

Day-to-day recyclables are collected through two systems, drop sites and curbside. <?classes=tile-blue>

But wait, THERE’S MORE

The Pleasantview Drop-off Center is located at 7363 S Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs.

At the Pleasantview Road Drop-off Center, you can recycle your Day-to-Day recyclables AND all of the following:

The Center is located at 7363 South Pleasantview Road, east or Harbor Springs. For hours and prices visit our Drop-off Center page.