Cans & FoilScrap Metal

Recycle Cans, Foil and Foil Trays



  • Metal lids
  • Foil Trays
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel/Tin Cans

But NO:

  • NO wire hangers
  • NO scrap metal
  • NO propane tanks
  • NO paint cans
  • NO gas cylinders (propane, helium, oxygen, etc)
  • NO aerosol cans

Accepted curbside or at any Emmet County Drop-off Recycling Site in the Mixed Containers Bin


  • Please rinse items. Note: foil doesn’t have to be perfectly clean, but shouldn’t have pieces of food remaining on it.
  • It helps if you remove labels, but its not absolutely necessary.
  • It helps if you flatten as much as possible, but it is not absolutely necessary.

Recycle Scrap Metal


All kinds of stuff made from metal, for example, shelving, grills, lawnmowers, pipes, hangers, ducts, tins, bikes, radiators, lawn furniture

  • Steel
  • Copper
  • Cast Iron
  • Brass
  • Aluminum
  • Other metals

But NO:

  • NO Hazardous metals. If you have lead or mercury call 231-348-0640 for information on recycling or disposing of these.
  • NO propane tanks
  • NO vehicle gas tanks

Scrap Metal is accepted at the Drop-Off Center in the Bulky Materials Recycling area. Have your load checked by the Transfer Station Attendant before unloading.


  • There will be a $5 handling fee on large appliances when the value of scrap metal dips too low.
  • Please drain any fluids from items before dropping them off for recycling (for example gas and oil from a lawn mower). To dispose of the fluids contact our Household Chemical Drop-off program at 231-348-0640.

To recycle (or dispose of) an air conditioner or dehumidifier, the refrigerant must first be removed by a licensed individual. See our Refrigerant-Containing Appliance page.