Drop Off Recycling Centers

Drop off your recyclables at one of our recycling centers, open 24 hours unless otherwise noted.

All recyclables MUST fit into the container openings—they are small for a reason! Items that do not fit must be brought to a Disposal Center, or American Waste customers can schedule a bulky item pickup.


Antrim County


Antrim County Transportation Building
4700 S M-88 Hwy, Bellaire
across from Shanty Creek Rd

Central Lake Township

Transfer Station
M-88 north of Central Lake
April-Nov Tue & Sat 8AM to 4PM; Dec-March Tue & Sat 9AM to 4PM

Elk Rapids

Municipal Building
south parking lot off Bridge Street


Road Commission Site
on Lake St across from the ball fields

Helena Township

Helena Township Community Center
8751 Helena Rd, Alden
Behind the Helena Township Community Center, next to the Fire Department


Old Milton Township Hall
Cairn Hwy


Township Hall
M-88 Hwy
west of Mancelona

Star Township

Township Hall
6775 Alba Hwy, Elmira
in front of Township Hall, next door to Fire Dept

Benzie County


Almira Township Park


Save-a-Lot Shopping Center

Beulah Village

Beulah Village Parking Lot


Frankfort Municipal Marina
10th St


Main Street (former location of Buds)
across from Honor Motel

Lake Ann

Elementary School

Thompsonville Village

Lindy Road @ 669

Charlevoix County

Beaver Island

Beaver Island Transfer Station
36770 East Side Dr, Beaver Island
call for hours

Boyne City

Charlevoix County Road Commission
1251 Boyne Ave

Boyne Valley Township

Addis Road, west off US -131
Summer: Wed 2PM to 7PM, Winter: Wed 2PM to 6PM, Sat 8AM to 2PM


Corner of Carpenter & Grant Streets
8AM to 8PM Daily

East Jordan

107 Bartlett St
Behind EMS Building across from Save-A-Lot

Melrose Township

Transfer Station
West of Clarion Village across from the Marathon Station
Mon 1PM to 5PM, Sat 9AM to 3PM, June/July/August only: Fri 12 Noon to 1PM

Grand Traverse County

Acme Township

US-31 & Bunker Hill Road

Blair Township

Louis Padnos Iron & Metal/Traverse Bay Recycling
3770 Blair Townhall Rd

Fife Lake Township

Fife Lake Village Hall
616 Bates Street

Garfield Township

Grand Traverse County Health Dept Parking Lot
2600 Lafranier Rd, Traverse City


Paradise Township Hall

Peninsula Township

Devil’s Dive Road
across from Fire Barn

Whitewater Township

Township Hall
5777 Vinton Rd

Leelanau County


Cedar Lake Boat Launch
10491-12099 E Cherry Bend Rd, Traverse City

Elmwood Township/Greilickville

Old Fire Station
Cherry Bend Rd

Glen Lake

Glen Lake Community Schools
3375 W Burdickville Road, Maple City


Fisher St, off LaCore Rd

Glen Arbor

Leelanau Schools
just off M-22, across from casino


Highway 21, just past fire department on gravel road


M-22, across from the casino

Suttons Bay

School parking lot

Otsego County

Charlton Township

Charlton-Chester-Dover Transfer Station
2932 Road Rd, Johannesburg
Corner of M-32 East and Road Rd

Corwith Township

Vanderbilt Village Hall
621 Garfield St, Vanderbilt
Northeast of Vanderbilt Village Hall, northeast of the intersection of Garfield St and Elm St


Gaylord Discovery Center
931 S Otsego Ave


Hayes Township Hall
71 Hayes Tower Rd, Gaylord
south of Hayes Township Hall

Otsego Lake Township

Across from Otsego Lake Township Cemetery
247 Old State Rd, Otsego Lake
.5 miles east of the intersection of Old 27 South and Old State Road, near Waters MI