About RecycleSmart


RecycleSmart is the name of the collection of resource recovery programs provided to residents by Grand Traverse County. These programs include:

What Is Resource Recovery?

Resource Recovery is the collecting and separating of certain waste materials for reprocessing into new forms. These recovered and recycled materials can be used as raw materials in the making of new products. Resource Recovery efforts help our environment and our economy by:
  • Reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills
  • Conserving natural resources
  • Reducing pollution by reducing the amount of raw materials needed
  • Saving energy
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change
  • Creating jobs in the recycling, reuse and manufacturing industries in the U.S.