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Antrim County Recycling
WELCOME TO ANTRIM COUNTY RECYCLING! If you have any questions, please call (231)533-3555 or email us at recycling@antrimcounty.org.

Antrim County now has 8 recycling drop-off centers. Please take the time to recycle your items properly and help keep our sites clean. If you see any misuse, dumping of trash or garbage or if the bins are full, please contact us at (231)533-3555.

Thank you for helping keep Antrim County clean and beautiful!

Red recycling bins are at the following locations:

ALBA - At Alba Public Schools in Downtown Alba off S. Jordan River Road
ALDEN - Helena Township Hall/Library on Helena Road.
BELLAIRE - Antrim County Transportation (ACT) Building, M-88 Hwy., across from Shanty Creek Road.
CENTRAL LAKE - Transfer Station on M-88 Highway north of Central Lake - winter hours are Tuesday 9 am - 3 pm & Saturday 9 am - 3 pm.
ELK RAPIDS - Municipal Building, in the south parking lot off Bridge Street.
ELLSWORTH - Road Commission Site, across from the ball fields on Lake Street.
KEWADIN - Old Milton Township Hall on Cairn Hwy.
MANCELONA - Township Hall, M-88 Hwy. west of Mancelona.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

May 17, 2014 from 9-1 in Bellaire
August 23, 2014 from 9-1 in Elk Rapids

For more details or to make an appointment for a drop-off, please contact the Antrim Conservation District at 231-533-8363.

Central Lake Transfer Station Fees are below.
Paper to Recycle

Any dry paper items that tear, including:
  • Cardboard
  • Juice and milk cartons (aseptic packaging)
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Office paper (lined, fax & colored)
  • Paperboard (such as cereal boxes)
  • Phone books
  • Shredded paper
All papers should be in clear bags or put in loosely.
All shredded paper should be in clear bags.
All boxes should be broken down to conserve recycling space in the bins.
Remove all liners and/or packing materials.

Plastic to Recycle
  • Plastic bottles, jugs & jars #1-#7
  • Plastic tubs & trays #1-7
This includes:
  • Laundry detergent containers
  • Milk jugs
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Styrofoam-type materials
  • Water bottles
All plastics should be rinsed clean.
All plastic should be thrown into bins loosely.
All plastic should be crushed to conserve recycling space in the bins.

Note: Styrofoam-type products CAN be recycled.
Glass to Recycle

All glass bottles and containers of all colors including:
  • Glass juice containers
  • Jam and jelly jars
  • Pickle and vegetable jars
  • Wine bottles
All glass should be completely empty and rinsed clean.

NO window glass or mirrors.
NO dishes.
NO light bulbs.

Metal to Recycle
  • Aluminum and steel cans (often called "tin" cans)
  • Aluminum foil
All cans should be completely empty and rinsed clean.
All cans should be FLATTENED to conserve recycling bin space.

NO batteries.
Central Lake Transfer Station Fees
Site Locations - Click on Map for Larger Image
ALBA [Click here to view full size picture] ALDEN [Click here to view full size picture]
BELLAIRE [Click here to view full size picture] CENTRAL LAKE [Click here to view full size picture]
ELK RAPIDS [Click here to view full size picture] ELLSWORTH [Click here to view full size picture]
KEWADIN [Click here to view full size picture] MANCELONA [Click here to view full size picture]
This page last updated on 5/5/2014.
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