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Curbside Recycling


Curbside collection of recyclables is available to all Petoskey residents at no direct cost.

If you live in Petoskey, but don’t have a tote or cart, call Emmet County DPW at 231-348-0640.  The County will deliver one to you within a week. For a low annual fee, businesses in these communities can also use the service.

Drop-Off Center

The Emmet County Drop-Off Center accepts:

  • garbage (for transfer to a landfill)
  • yard waste (to be composted),
  • your day-to-day paper, cardboard and
  • containers to be recycled, and more unusual materials to be recycled: tires, construction and demolition materials, TVs, hazardous recyclables, clothes and shoes.

 DoC location web

Open weekdays 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. and Saturday's 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.  except major holidays.
7363 Pleasantview Harbor Springs

Recycling Drop Sites

Drop sites are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here for a map of locations.
Glen’s North: In Glen’s Plaza, at the west end near the coin laundry. (No bin for office waste.) 
Petoskey Downtown: In the Petoskey News-Review parking lot at the corner of Howard and Michigan Streets.

Garbage Disposal

Three garbage collection companies serve residents of the City of Petoskey. Contact them directly for full information and to set up your weekly garbage disposal service.

Alternately, for just $2.50 per bag (30 gallon), you can drop off your garbage at the Waste Transfer Station at the Emmet County Drop-Off Center.