Dispose of Ammunition and Gunpowder
- Rifle Cartridges
- Shotgun shells
The Emmet County Sheriff’s Road Patrol Station
3460 M-119 (Harbor-Petoskey Road), Harbor Springs
The Sheriff’s Road Patrol Station is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dispose of Fireworks
Throughly soaked legal amateur fireworks, for example:
- Bottle Rockets
- Roman Candles
- Smoke Bombs
- Professional-grade fireworks
- Large quantities, for example from retailing
- After completing your fireworks display, wait a minimum of 20 minutes before collecting fireworks waste to reduce the likelihood there are burning materials present.
- Use some type of light source (flashlight, headlamp, porch light, etc.) to illuminate the area so that all fireworks waste can be clearly seen.
- Check for heat before picking up any fireworks in case embers are still active inside.
- All spent fireworks (as well as damaged, misfired or unused fireworks) should be submerged in a bucket or large tub of water overnight or until they are completely saturated. Some sources recommend 48 hours of soaking.
- Seal the saturated fireworks in plastic wrap or a plastic bag.
- Place the plastic bag into a trash can (ideally, a metal container).
- The water used to soak fireworks should then be disposed of indoors down a toilet. Do not pour the water into a yard or down storm drains. Also, do not spray down your driveway/display area with a hose.
- Make sure to sweep up any remaining fireworks dust and small debris.
- Place the material into a plastic bag and discard the bag into a trash can.
- Keep the trash can containing fireworks waste outside and away from any potential fire hazards.
No way! No how! Fireworks are not recyclable!
- Not the leftover plastic parts or cardboard.
- Not unused fireworks.