Recycling & Hazardous Waste Information

Recycling Information

What can be recycled in Leelanau County?

  • Plastics  # 1 - #7 including plastic bags and plastic films. Please bundle them together so they don't blow out of the bins. 
  • Metal cans and lids
  • Aseptic Packaging and cartons (like juice boxes)
  • Paper & cardboard including magazines & junk mail
  • Glass - All colors, bottles and jars. No dishes, window glass, light bulbs or mirrors. 

Plastics, metal, fiber and glass all go in the same bins.

Leelanau County Recycling Guide

Where can I drop off my recycling?

Leelanau County drop-off  recycling locations:

     1. Greilickville:  Cherry Bend Rd. at the old fire station

     2. Suttons Bay:  School parking lot, near football field

     3. Peshawbestown:  M-22, north of the gas station

     4. Northport:  Mill St

     5. Cedar:  Boat Launch

     6. Empire:  Fisher St., east of LaCore Rd.

     7. Glen Lake School

     8. Glen Arbor:  At the Leelanau School

How is the recycling program funded and who can use the recycling drop off program?

Costs for recycling and household hazardous waste & electronics collections are covered under Public Act 69 of 2005 -  An annual charge of $29 per household placed on Winter Tax Bills. The Leelanau County Recycling Programs are for Households only.

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling, and Scrap Tire Recycling:

What can I dispose of at the Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collections?

Click here for a list of Acceptable/Unacceptable items and information on how to dispose of Latex Paint and Medications.

When Are the Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collections?

Collections are held 3 - 4 times per year.  The first collection of 2019 be held on Saturday, May 18th at the Leelanau County Government Center. Please call 231-256-9812 to set up an appointment to participate.

How do I participate in a Household Hazardous Waste Collection?  Is there any cost?

Please call the Leelanau County Planning Department to set up an appointment.  There are no additional costs for Leelanau County Households to participate. (Costs are covered under the $29 annual household  recycling fee.)

How can I get rid of old tires on my property?

The 1st Scrap Tire Cleanup day for Leelanau County residents will be held on Saturday, June 15 at Glen Lake School.  There is a limit of 10 tires, and a cost of $1.00/tire.  Call 231-256-9812 for an appointment.  Click here for more information and Questions/Answers on the tire collections.

The 2nd collection will be held on Saturday, September 14 at the Leelanau County Government Center.

This page last updated on 6/18/2019.