Recycling Services

Curbside Recycling
The most effective way to recycle is by subscribing to curbside recycling services. It is easier to place unsorted recyclables out at the curb rather than taking items to a drop-off location and spending time sorting the items. Contact your hauler to subscribe to curbside services. To view a list of haulers, visit the Waste Haulers page.

Drop-Off Recycling
All households of Grand Traverse County have the opportunity to recycle either at one of the drop-off sites located within the County or choosing to subscribe to curbside recycling services.

What Can I Recycle?
The following is a list of recyclable examples that are accepted. Many waste haulers accept additional materials.
Boy holding recycling bin full of plastic jugs and other recyclable items
Category Types of Acceptable Items
Types of Unacceptable Items
Glass (All colors accepted)
- Jars
- Wine bottles
- etc.
- Light bulbs
- Mirrors
- TVs, Computers, Monitors (Visit Take It Back link)
- Windows
Metal - Cans
- Empty aerosol cans
- Foil
- Trays
- etc.
Paper - Boxboard (Cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc.)
- Cardboard
- Magazines
- Newspapers
- Office paper
- Phone books
- Unwanted mail
Plastic #1 - #7
- Detergent bottles
- Milk jugs
- Shampoo bottles
- Water bottles
For More Information
Please refer to the Take It Back Recycling Program for additional recycling opportunities and locations.