Large metal appliances
For example: dryers, freezers, furnaces, ovens, ranges, refrigerators, stoves, wall ovens, washers, water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers (metal tub)
For example: dishwashers (plastic tub)
Large appliances are accepted at the Drop-off Center in the Bulky Materials Recycling area. Have your load checked by the attendant before unloading.
- There is a $5 per item handling fee for large appliance
- Refrigerators and freezers must have the refrigerant (“freon”) removed and tagged by a licensed individual. If you bring a full sized refrigerator or freezer in without a tag, we charge $25 to provide this service for you.
- Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and mini-fridges must have the refrigerant (freon) removed and tagged by a licensed individual. We charge $15 for smaller refrigerant-containing appliances.
- Small appliances primarily made of METAL go on the Scrap Metal pile at the Drop-off Center.
- Small appliances primarily made of PLASTIC are collected in the Electronics Shed at the Drop-off Center.
For example: blenders, bread machines, bread makers, ceramic space heaters, clocks, coffee makers, curling irons, dehydrators, drills, electric griddles, electric knife/knives, electric shavers, electric skillets, electric toothbrushes, fans, food sealers, fryers, hair clippers, hair dryers, heaters (electric), holiday lights (strings of), hot glue guns, humidifiers, irons, microwave ovens, mixers, popcorn poppers, power tools, projectors, radiant space heaters, shredders, toaster ovens, toasters, typewriters, vacuum cleaners, vaporizers
- Please throw away removable parts not made of plastic or metal (vacuum cleaner bags, vaporizer wicks, coffee-maker carafes, and microwaves turntables).
- Electronics are collected separately. Click here for more information on recycling electronics.
Small appliances are accepted at the Drop-off Center.
- There is a fee to recycle electronics and small primarily plastic appliances. The fee is to cover handling and shipping costs and is $20/cubic yard. Of course, most households don’t have a full cubic yard of small appliances to recycle at once so we are charging in 1/4 yard increments:
- $5 per 1/4 cubic yard (roughly the amount you can pile in the passenger seat of a car)
- $10 per 1/2 cubic yard (roughly the amount you can pile in the back seat of a car)
- $15 per 3/4 cubic yard
$5 minimum fee
Final volume determination will be made by the Gatehouse Attendant on duty at the Drop-off Center.
- An additional refrigerant-management fee applies to air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and mini fridges. See below.
NOTE: DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A REBATE AND COLLECTION SERVICE?
As part of their efforts to conserve energy, some of the area’s electricity providers offer rebates for recycling working older refrigerators, freezers, and/or air conditioners. Often they will even pick up from your home! Call your electricity provider for information.
WHAT DOES EMMET COUNTY RECYCLING ACCEPT:
- Beverage Coolers
- Air Conditioners
At the Drop-off Center on Pleasantview Road.
Fee: If your item is not already tagged by a certified technician who has removed the refrigerant–as required law before recycling or disposal–there is a fee:
- Refrigerators, freezers $25
- Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and mini fridges, $15
We contract with a certified technician to come out and remove the refrigerant from/confirm the lack of refrigerant in a bunch of appliances at once and tag them all. We provide this service because, individually, it is very expensive and difficult to schedule an appointment with a certified refrigeration tech to have your appliance tagged. This is an important step which protects the ozone layer and is key to slowing or reversing climate change.