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.
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).
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: