Recycle Smart
January 2018
Batteries DO NOT belong in your recycle bin

Batteries of ALL types (alkaline, lithium-ion, rechargeable, automotive, button cell, etc.) pose many dangers to people and the environment and do NOT belong in the recycling bin.

Your recyclables are delivered to the American Waste materials recovery facility (MRF) where employees sort material by hand. Those employees are in direct contact with every piece of material that is delivered to the MRF.

The corrosive acids in batteries can cause serious burns to employees' eyes and skin as well as cause damaging and devastating fires in the materials recovery facility.

To know where and how to recycle batteries of all types please click here and download our most recent flier.

Safe Light Bulb Disposal

Every household has them...bulbs with no "light" left in them. There are many different types of light bulbs and it can be confusing to know how to dispose of them properly. Check out our Light Bulb Disposal Guide for information on which bulbs can be placed in the trash, and which ones to recycle. You can download it here

Recycling Drop Off Sites

The recycling drop-off sites are conveniently located throughout Grand Traverse County. Please know what is accepted for recycling before you visit the sites.

Putting unacceptable and unwanted material inside or around the containers is prohibited.

Acme Township
US 31 and Bunker Hill Road Williamsburg, MI 49690  
Behind the US Post Office
Blair Township
3770 Blair Townhall Road Traverse City, MI 49685
At Padnos Traverse Bay Division
Fife Lake Township
134 Morgan Street Fife Lake, MI 49633 
At the Village Hall
Garfield Township
280 Hughes Drive Traverse City, MI 49684 
At the American Waste Facility
Paradise Township
2300 E M113 Kingsley, MI 49649 
At the Paradise Township Hall
Peninsula Township
Devils Dive Road 
At the Township Transfer Station
Whitewater Township
5777 Vinton Road Williamsburg, MI 49690 
At the Township Hall

Garfield Township's recycling bins are getting a new location! Stay tuned for more information.

Grand Traverse County RecycleSmart's 2nd Annual  Earth Day Event

Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Twin Lakes/Gilbert Lodge
6800 North Long Lake Road

A free, family Earth Day event is being planned. We are excited for a special presentation from Wings of Wonder, as well as many other Earth friendly activities.

Stay tuned for more information or click here to visit our Earth Day webpage.

Not Sure What To Do With It?

Use the RecycleSmart Take-It-Back Recycling Directory to learn where to reuse, recycle, return, compost, donate or throw away your unwanted items. 

RecycleSmart is the Resource Recovery program of Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Operated under contract by Iris Waste Diversion Specialists, Inc.

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