Recycling Information


Otsego County Drop-off Recycling Program

Otsego County's Drop-off Recycling Program is now up and running. 


Otsego County has contracted with Emmet COunty to provide the hauling and processing of recyclable materials. Otsego's drop-off program is dual-stream matching Emmet's program. Click to view the Otsego County Recycling Brochure to learn more about Otsego County's program. You can also view a list or map of the locations below.

Please note that the Otsego County Drop-off Program does not accept large plastic toys, plastic chairs, or similar items.  The Emmet County Drop-off Center may accept these items, but call ahead 231-348-0640 prior to drop-off to ensure they are accepting the items. 

Otsego County held a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal (HHWD) Day on June 15, 2013. The next anticipated HHWD event is anticipated for the spring of 2014.  Please check back for more details as they become available. 

See the Otsego County Recycling Facebook Page maintained by the Otsego Conservation Distrcit.  Also visit Otsego Conservation District's Recycling website for more recycling informaiton.


Recycling Labels

Below are labels for each type of recycling bin.  These can be printed and affixed to your home recycling bins.

Recycling Bin Mixed Container Label

Recycling Bin Paper, Boxes, Bags Label


You can check below for recycling information and places to recycle in our region.

Click on link for Recycling Locations: Recycling by Location

Click on link for Recycling by Material: Recycling by Material

Click on link for Recycling Committee Agendas and Minutes

Click on link for Recycling Definitions: Recycling Definitions

Click on link for Recycling by Material: Recycling Etiquette

Click on link for Recycling Articles: Recycling Links

Click on link to learn how Recycling Saves Money

For other Recycling Resources in Northern Michigan go to Recycle Chicken

A Guide to Recycling Around the Home




Looking to reduce your waste even further?  Tired of watching your flower beds wilt in sandy, droughty soil?  Come learn how to compost your food scraps and yard trimmings in your own backyard!  The Otsego Conservation District maintains a home compost demonstration site where you can learn about compost bins and how to make compost quick! Click below for more information:


Otsego Conservation District Demonstration Garden Brochure


 Did you know you can MAKE money by recycling?  Click below to learn how:

Michigan's Bottle Deposit - It Makes Cents!