Cans & FoilScrap Metal

Recycle Cans, Foil and Foil Trays

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WHAT:

  • 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

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

How:

  • 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

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WHAT:
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 231-348-0660 for information on recycling or disposing of these.
  • NO propane tanks
  • NO vehicle gas tanks

WHERE:
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.

How:

  • 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 231-348-0660.

To recycle (or dispose of) an air conditioner or dehumidifier, the refrigerant must first be removed by a licensed individual. We can provide this service for a fee: $15 for small items, $25 for large. see our Refrigerant-Containing Appliance page.