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2020 Special Collection Event dates Announced - GT County Recycle Smart

November 2019

  November  2019
Did you know that the Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department has been working with 9&10 News on a Recycling Education TV news series? Tune in every Tuesday to 
"The Four", for new episodes.  Click HERE to view past episodes. 
Grand Traverse County was awarded $8000 to hold scrap tire collection events in 2020.  The event dates and sign up information can be found here.  
2020 HHW Event Schedule 
           Thursday, May 14th - 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm  
           Thursday, June 18 - 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
           Thursday, August 6 - 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
          Saturday, September 26th - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm  
Sign Up for the May event will begin in April
  • Appointments are required for all HHW events and can be made by:
  • Or, if internet access is not an option, please call the RecycleSmart hotline at 231-941-5555 
NON-RESIDENTS (businesses, organizations, schools, etc.) 
  1. Download the 2020 VSQG Registration and Certification form
  2. Download the 2020 VSQG Hazardous Materials Inventory Worksheet.
  3. Appointments are required. Call the RecycleSmart Hotline at 231-941-5555 to register for an HHW event. (VSQGs are NOT allowed to make an online appointment).
  4. Not sure if you are a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG)? Review the State of Michigan guidelines here.  
What Can I Bring to a Household Hazardous Waste Event? Click here.
Have questions about where to recycle an item?
Click on the Take it Back Logo and you will be magically transported to the Take it Back Directory!  
If you are unable to find a solution on the directory, please contact the Resource Recovery Department and we'll be sure to help you out!
Smoke Alarm Drop Off Program
The GTC Resource Recovery Department and the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department have teamed up to bring GTC residents a Smoke Alarm Drop Off program.
You may now bring your old smoke alarms to either the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Administration at 897 Parsons Rd. in Traverse City or the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Station #11 at 3000 Albany Dr. in Traverse City during their normal hours of operation. 
The drop off containers are located just inside the main entry doors.  It is recommended that smoke alarms be tested monthly, the batteries replaced bi-annually and whole units replaced every 10 years.  Batteries can be brought to any of the 9 drop off locations (listed below) around GTC.  Please contact the Resource Recovery Department if you have any questions.  
Drop Off Battery Recycling
Batteries from Grand Traverse County residents are accepted at any of the battery drop off locations. Batteries from commercial businesses or nonresidents are not accepted. Businesses may bring batteries to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events.
Battery drop off boxes are at the following locations:
Building / Location Address
Acme Township Hall 6042 Acme Road
Williamsburg, MI 49690
Blair Township Hall  2121 County Road 633 Grawn, MI 49637 
City of Traverse City / Grand Traverse County Building 400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
Civic Center 1213 W Civic Center Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
Fife Lake True Value 119 East Lake Street Fife Lake, Mi. 49633
Grand Traverse County Public Service Building 2650 LaFranier Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Metro Emergency Services Building 897 Parson Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Traverse City Fire Department 500 W Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Whitewater Township Hall 5777 Vinton Road
Williamsburg, MI 49690
Watch this short video on battery recycling.
RecycleSmart is the Resource Recovery program of Grand Traverse County, Michigan
231-941-5555 | |
Grand Traverse County Recyclesmart, 2650 Lafranier Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684
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