2650 LaFranier Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
The mission of the Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department (RecycleSmart) is to protect the public health and environment of our community
by efficiently managing waste materials with a focus on resource conservation.
Brush Drop-off Site is openTuesday from noon to 7 PM, Thursday and Saturday, 9-3 PM. Acceptable materials include: brush, branches, grass clippings,leaves-$5.00/cubic yard or $1.00/bag. Untreated construction wood-$8.00 cubic yard, Pallets-$1.00 each, stumps .50/inch up to 18" diameter.
Law Enforcement now accepting controlled medications for disposal
The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office and the Traverse City Police Department have recently installed a drop box for prescription & over-the-counter medication disposal at the Law Enforcement Center located at 851 Woodmere Avenue in
Traverse City. The drop box is for out-dated, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Controlled Medications are accepted, i.e., oxycodone, methadone, fentanyl, etc...
RecycleSmart Kids Bingo (2nd Edition)
incorporates information and examples of the 3R’s (reduce,reuse,recycle). RecycleSmart understands its role and importance of education with respect to environmental stewardship. RecycleSmart also sees the value of working together and reaching out to everyone to help them understand that individuals & particularly RecycleSmart Kids, really can make a positive difference! Link to complete game!
All Grand Traverse County residents (single family homes up to a fourplex) have the opportunity to set their recyclables out for pick up at the end of their driveway. Curbside recycling is the most effective way to recycle. To be able to put your recyclables out at the curb, unsorted, is so much easier to do. If residents are not currently utilizing curbside recycling service, they must contact their hauler to subscribe.
"Take It Back"
The "Take It Back" program provides information where consumers can return unwanted products to local providers/businesses for reuse, recycling or responsible disposal.
This is another program developed by the Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department, in order to reach the Grand Traverse County diversion goal of 42% by the year 2012. For more information please view the "Take It Back" link. The information is continuously updated with the most current data.
If you know of a business location that will accept product according to our registration requirements, please let us know.
With your help in identifying "Take It Back" opportunities, together we will build this program as a leading example of what can be accomplished and contributed by the Grand Traverse County community.
Take It Back Provider/Business Registration Form
Published on a monthly basis, the RecycleSmart e-Newsletter will keep you informed on the most current Grand Traverse County recycling opportunities.