Recycling by Location

Call locations for fee schedules, hours of operation, and item preparation instructions.

Drop-off Location Map
Print Recycling by Location Guide
Recycling by Material

County of Otsego

Otsego’s drop-off program is a dual-stream system (separated into two streams)

At Drop Sites:Containers Include: plastic bottles, jugs, and jars; plastic tubs, trays, and cups; juice boxes, milk cartons, and paper cups; metal cans, foil and trays; glass bottles and jars. Paper, Boxes and Bags Include: newspapers and inserts; magazines, catalogs, and books; office and writing paper; cardboard, cereal boxes and grocery bags; plastic grocery and bread bags.

Note: Five locations in Otsego County (Gaylord; Hayes-Tower Road; Vanderbilt; Johannesburg; Waters)

Call or check website for item preparation guidelines.

Brochure: Otsego-County-Recycling-Brochure.pdf

Address: See brochure above
Telephone: 989-732-4021

A & L Iron and Metal Company

Item(s): Scrap Metal

Address: 2000 Millbocker Rd
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989- 732-5900
Website:Alironandmetal.com

American Waste

Item(s): Cardboard, (Must be flattened and clean) Scrap metal.
Wood: Wood which has not been painted on or treated. A small fee may apply for large quantities of wood.

Address: 254 Little League Drive
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-732-4243
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Auto Value Gaylord

Item(s): All batteries, and all petroleum base liquids.

Address: 1789 S. Otsego Avenue
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-732-2365

AutoZone

Item(s): Motor Oil

Address: 409 S. Otsego Avenue
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-731-4898

City of Gaylord

Item(s): Christmas lights, strands of lights, extension cords, cords from electronics/appliances. There is a collection barrel in the lobby available 24/7.

Address: Gaylord City Hall. 205 E. Main Street
Gaylord, 49735
Telephone: 989-732-4060

Comprenew at Crossroads Industries Inc. – COMING SOON

Item(s): NO LARGE APPLIANCES; Batteries @ $.85 per lb; LCD/Plasma flat screen monitors and TVs @ $.05 per lb; Printers/Scanners/Copiers @ $.10 per lb; CRT devices @ $.20 per lb; All items containing refrigerants (Air Conditioners/Dehumidifiers/Small refrigerators) $20.00 per unit; All other electronics Free. 

 

Address: 2464 Silver Fox Trail
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-732-1233
Website: Crossroadsindustries.com

Crossroads Industries Inc.

Item(s): Corrugated Cardboard, Newspapers, Magazines (for free)

Crossroads has a secure shredding department that will shred

office paper for $0.15/lb. They recycle all of the shredded paper.

Address: 2464 Silver Fox Trail
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-732-1233
Website: Crossroadsindustries.com

East Jordan Auto Parts

Item(s): Auto Bodies; Car Batteries; Large Appliances (charge for Freon removal);

Propane Tanks Note: Limited storage space, call ahead

Address: 210 Elm Street
East Jordan, MI 49727
Telephone: 231-536-2322

Emmet County Recycling Drop-off Center and Sites

At Drop Sites: Containers Include: plastic bottles, jugs, and jars; plastic tubs, trays, and cups; juice boxes, milk cartons, and paper cups; metal cans, foil and trays; glass bottles and jars. Paper, Boxes and Bags Include: newspapers and inserts; magazines, catalogs, and books; office and writing paper; cardboard, cereal boxes and grocery bags; plastic grocery and bread bags.

At Drop-off Center: Containers Include: plastic bottles, jugs, and jars; plastic tubs, trays, and cups; juice boxes, milk cartons, and paper cups; metal cans, foil and trays; glass bottles and jars. Paper, Boxes and Bags Include: newspapers and inserts; magazines, catalogs, and books; office and writing paper; cardboard, cereal boxes and grocery bags; plastic grocery and bread bags.

The Drop-off Center may take large plastic toys and plastic chairs. Call ahead prior to drop-off to ensure they are accepting the items.

Small Appliances; Large Appliances; Electronics; Fluorescent Light Bulbs; Batteries; Scrap Metal; Tires; Rubble; Wood; Clothing and Bedding; Shoes and Work Boots; Antifreeze; Motor Oil (plus similar) *There may be fees associated with some items.

Note: Twelve locations in Emmet County (Petoskey and Harbor Shores).

Items accepted dependent on location.

Call or check website for item preparation guidelines.
Website: Emmet County Recycling

Address: Call or check website.
Telephone: 231-348-0640

Flowermania

Item(s): Plastic plant containers (regardless of where purchased).

Address: S. Otsego Avenue, Gaylord

Goodwill Industries

Item(s): Bicycles; Books; Clothing; Compact Discs; Computers; Gift Bags; Household Furniture; Household Items (radios, house wares, lamps, coffe makers, collectibles, etc.); Lawn and Garden Equipment; Musical Instruments; Office Furniture; Office Supplies; Ornaments; Sporting Goods; Telephones; Tools; Toys; Vehicle Donations; Shoes; Linens; scrap paper (including office paper); scrap metal; cardboard.

Address: 1361 Pineview Dr. (beside Walmart Plaza in front of Lowes)
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-705-1747
Website: Good Will

Goodwill Industries in Gaylord recycles the following items in any condition: computer monitors, computers (desktop and laptop), printers, scanners, hard drives (external or internal), keyboards, mice, speakers, cords and cables, ink and toner cartridges, & software.

Grayling Township Recycling Center

Item(s): # 1 Plastic; #2 Plastic (clear and colored); Aluminum Cans; Brown Paper Bags; Car Batteries; Cardboard; Catalogs; Clear Glass; Computer Paper; Grass Clippings; Magazines; Mixed Paper; Newspaper; Paperboard; Phonebooks; Tin or Steel Cans; White Office Paper; Yard Waste (check for details)

Address: 4670 W. North Down River Road
Grayling, MI 49738
Telephone: 989-348-3195
Website: Grayling Recycling

Great Lakes Energy Service Centers

Item(s): CFLs/Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (Unbroken)

Address: 10380 Greal Lakes Drive
Waters, MI 49797
Telephone: 800-GT-LAKES
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Closed from 12-12:30 daily)

Kalkaska County Recycling Center

Item(s): #1 Plastic; #2 Plastic (HDPE Clear and Colored); #3 Plastic; #4 Plastic (LDPE); #5 Plastic (Polypropylene); #6 Plastic (Polystyrene); #7 Plastic (Other); Aerosol Cans; Aluminum Cans; Aluminum Foil; Auto Parts; Book Recycling; Brown Glass; Brown Paper Bags; Car Batteries; Cardboard; Catalogs; Cell phones; Clear Glass; Computer Donation; Computer Monitors; Computer Paper; Computer Recycling; Electronics; Ferrous Metals; Gift Boxes; Greeting Cards; Inner Tubes; Large Appliances; Lawn and Garden Equipment; Magazines; Marine Battery; Metal Clothes Hangers; Milk and Juice Cartons; Mixed Paper; Newspaper; NiCad Batteries; Nonferrous Metal; Office Machines; Other Batteries; Packing Peanut Reuse; Pallets; Paperboard; Phonebooks; Plastic Bags; Rechargeable Batteries; Single-use Batteries; Telephones; Televisions; Tin or Steel Cans; Used Tires; White Office Paper

Note: Call or check website for locations, fees and item preparation guidelines.

Address: 904 Island Lake Road
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Telephone: 231-258-3369
Website: Kalkaska County Recycling

Lions Club Trailer

Item(s): Newspaper (bundled or in brown paper bag)

Address: 931 S. Otsego Avenue (in front of Merchandise Outlet)
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: See Website
Website: Gaylordlions.org

Lowes

Item(s): CFLs/Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Rechargeable Batteries for Power Tools, Plastic Bags

Address: 600 Edelweiss Parkway
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-705-3920

Meyer ACE Hardware

Item(s): Rechargeable batteries, cell phone batteries, laptop batteries

Address: 1961 S. Otsego Ave
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-732-1394

Meijer

Item(s): Plastic Bags

Address: 250 Meijer Drive
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-731-9600
Website: Meijer.com

Michigan Mattress Recyclers

Item(s): Mattresses

Address: 1089 Anna Drive
Gaylord, MI 49735
(North on Meecher from W. Main Street/M-32, left on to Anna Drive)
Telephone: 989-390-1913

Cost: $10.00/piece (mattress and box springs would be two pieces), or call for pricing on pick-ups

Notes: Call before dropping items off.

Otsego County Habitat ReStore

Item(s): Carpet; Ceiling Tiles; Ceramic Tile; Construction Materials Donation/Reuse; Electronics; Gift Bags; Gypsum Drywall; Household Furniture; Household Item Donation/Reuse; Linoleum; Office Furniture; Ornaments; Other Type of Wood Products; Paint Donation/Exchange; Porcelain Products; Reusable Appliance Donation; Roofing Materials; Shingles; Televisions; Vehicle Donation; Windows; Wood

Address: 1384 W. Main Street
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-731-4506
Website: Otsego Habitat for Humanity

 

Otsego County Recycling Drop-off Center and Sites

At Drop Sites: Cardboard; Boxboard; Brown Paper Bags; Newspapers; Magazines; Catalogs; Books; Cans (aluminum, steel and tin); Foil; Foil Trays; Glass Bottle & Jars (clear, green, brown and blue); #1 and #2 Plastic Bottles, Jugs & Jars; Office Paper, Junk Mail, Envelopes, File Folders

Note: Five locations in Otsego County including Gaylord, Vanderbilt, Hayes Township Hall, Charlton/Chester/Dover Transfer Station, Otsego Road Commission property on Old State Road. See website for exact details.

Call or check website for item preparation guidelines.

Website:Otsego Recycling
Addresses: See website for details.
Telephone: 989-732-4021

St. Mary Cathedral School

Item: Tin and Aluminum

Detail: Fundraiser for the 8th, 9th, and 10th grade class trip

Drop off in the large blue dumpster near the gym entrance on N. Otsego Avenue. Please remove metal from any bags or boxes.

Item: Used inkjet and laser printer cartridges, and used cell phones

Detail: Inside office doors. ONLY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR

Bins are located outside the high school entrance on Mitchell St

Address: 321 North Otsego Avenue
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-732-5801

 

Tractor Supply

Item(s): Motor Oil (no mixing); Transmission Fluid (no mixing)

Address: 1286 S. Otsego Avenue

Gaylord, MI 49735

Telephone: 989-705-1256

Walgreens

Item(s): Inkjet Cartridges

Address: 1290 W. Main Street
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-732-0578

Walmart Super Center

Item(s): Plastic Bags

Address: 950 Edelweiss Village Parkway
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-732-8090
Website: Walmart.com

Walmart Tire & Lube Express

Item(s): Car Batteries (only accepts one per time); Motor Oil (up to 5 gallons)

Address: 950 Edelweiss Village Parkway
Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: 989-732-8090
Website: walmart.com

 

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