Recycling in Manistee County

Manistee County Recycles


Public Act 69 allows Michigan Counties and local units of government to enter into an agreement to fund a residential recycling program. The recycling sites listed below that use the PA69 Guidelines are paid for and are for use by residents of their corresponding Manistee County Townships only. Please refer directly to townships that are not inside the PA69 Program to inquire on what services they provide.

  • Arcadia Township – See Manistee County PA69 Recycling Guidelines
  • Bear Lake Township – Visit
  • Brown Township- See Manistee County PA69 Recycling Guidelines
  • City of Manistee – Visit
  • Cleon Township/Village of Copemish – See Manistee County PA69 Recycling Guidelines
  • Dickson Township – Call 231.477.5885
  • Filer Township – Visit
  • Manistee Township – Visit
  • Maple Grove Township/Village of Kaleva – See Manistee County PA69 Recycling Guidelines
  • Marilla Township – See Manistee County PA69 Recycling Guidelines
  • Norman Township – Call 231.848.4564
  • Onekama Township/Village of Onekama – See Manistee County PA69 Recycling Guidelines
  • Pleasanton Township – Visit
  • Springdale Township – See Manistee County PA69 Recycling Guidelines
  • Stronach Township – Visit

To learn more about the PA69 Recycling Program, view the following documents below:

  • Manistee County PA69 Recycling Guidelines 2018
  • Business Sponsorship Form 2018
  • Sign up for the Manistee County PA69 Recycling Program E-newsletter to stay up to date on area recycling news, events and helpful recycling a waste reduction tips.
    • Email; In the subject line enter “Subscribe Me”. In the body of the email include your full name, email address and your Township, City or Village.
  • Check out the 2Go-Zero Recycling Guide to learn where to recycle or donate your unwanted items.


Quick Tips

Yes to copy paper, writing paper, computer paper, mail, newspaper, magazines, telephone books, brown paper bags, cardboard/paper board boxes

No to metallic wrapping or tissue paper, disposable paper products, wax coated or frozen food boxes, furnace filters

Yes to #1 PET or PETE – pop, water, shampoo/conditioner, #2 HDPE – milk jugs, laundry detergant, juice, #4 LDPE – mustard, honey, food storage containers, #5 medicine containers, ketchup, yogart, #7 Other – gallon bottles, juice jugs, garden pots

No to Containers that held auto fluids or hazardous materials, foam/”Styrofoam” products, plastic film (food/stretch wrap), shopping bags or trash bags, pet food, feed or seed bags

Yes to steel and tin cans, aluminum foil and cans, empty aerosol cans

No to Pots, pans, bake-ware and utensils, paint cans or propane cylinders, scrap metal – car parts, siding, window frames and doors

Yes to clear bottles and jars, blue bottles and jars, green bottles and jars, brown bottles and jars

No to dishware or ceramics, broken windows, mirrors, window or door glass, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes

Recycle Rama of Northwestern Michigan

Through a grant awarded by the USDA there has been a working committee discussing regional recycling efforts in our region. The committee has been meeting monthly to discuss the possibility of creating a super drop off center in Manistee County. Since a super drop off center is not an achievable goal today the committee has opted instead to hold their first annual recycling drop off/donation day.

The event will be held on Saturday September 29th from 10 am to 2 pm at Manistee High School. Traffic will be looped through the parking lot effectively to visit each perspective vendor to unload their recyclables and donations.

Recyclables Accepted:
Mattresses- $10 handling per set-Bay Area Recycling
Appliances NOT WORKING- $5 handling fee for small $10 handling fee for large-Larry Bowling Metal Recycling
Eye Glasses Lions Club
Styrofoam- must be clean and free from debris

Donations Accepted:
Winter Coats, boots, gloves, and hats- Must be in good used condition to new-Love INC
Books-Gently used to new-Manistee County Libraries
Twin & full beds, kitchen table & chairs, couches, refrigerators, stoves, washers & dryers- Must be in good usable condition-Love INC

Amor Sign Studios-Signs
Family Fare- Snacks and beverages
Meijer-Snacks and beverages
Two Slices-Lunch Sponsor
Great Lakes Rehabilitation
LiveWell Mansitee & Mason Counties

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