Dispose of Furniture, Carpet, Rugs
BUT FIRST Consider Reuse
If your furnishings are worn but serviceable (think “first apartment” or even “hunting camp”), we suggest reusing them by:
- selling them via the classified ads or Craig’s List
- donating them one of the many local charity resale shops, or
- giving them away to a friend or neighbor.
However, we understand that sometimes furniture is beyond salvaging.
Out-of-County Furniture Disposal Prices
To discourage illegal dumping, the Department of Public Works subsidizes disposal of worn-out upholstered furniture for Emmet County households. The Emmet County DPW’s actual costs to handle, haul, and landfill these items are roughly as follows:
- Large chair $37
- Sofa $60
- Sleeper Sofa $75
Please tell the attendant you are from another county.