Request a Curbside Recycling Tote and/or Cart

Can I get free curbside recycling carts or totes?

If you live in a single-family home in one of the following towns or townships, you have curbside recycling service.  We will provide our 18-gallon, green recycling totes and/or the black-and-green rolling cart to you for FREE*!

  • Village of Alanson (We deliver your cart; pick up totes from the Village Hall.)
  • Resort Township, including Bay Harbor
  • Little Traverse Township
  • Bear Creek Township (Bay View residents: pick up totes** from Russell Hall)
  • Harbor Springs
  • Petoskey

*The township or municipality pays for the service and Emmet County operates it for them.

**Bay View is served with totes exclusively. Because of the many narrow roads in the Bay View Association, we are unable to use the large curbside recycling trucks needed to empty the carts in this community.

Learn more about Curbside Recycling Service.

If you are from an Apartment or Condominium Community or a Business or Institution
Each community has made different choices about whether they cover the cost of curbside recycling for apartments, condominiums, businesses and institutions. If in doubt, request a cart or totes and we’ll let you know one way or the other. Learn more about Curbside Recycling for Apartments and Businesses.


Tote Lids 

Lids are available for the latest generation of curbside recycling totes (the longer ones with four handles molded into the rim, as opposed to the older ones which are more square and have just two handles).

One lid per household is currently FREE while supplies last—thanks to help from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation—and are available at:

The Department of Public Works Office in the County Building (downtown Petoskey)
200 Division Street, Suite G-76, Petoskey
(Entrance is on the Lake Street side of the building)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays

The Drop-off Center
7363 Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays / 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays

Fill out the form below or call us at 348-0640 to request a cart or totes.

Thank you for your interest in recycling – or recycling more!

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