Recycling reduces the amount of trash sent to leaking landfills keeping toxins out of our drinking water.
Reduce the amount of trash you create by recycling cardboard, paper, plastic, metal cans, wine bottles and glass jars.
Please do not litter by dumping trash or leaving materials outside the bins.
Five locations serve the Torch Lake Watershed:
ALDEN – Helena Township Community Center
BELLAIRE - South M-88 near Antrim County Transportation Building
CENTRAL LAKE – North M-88 at the Transfer station
ELK RAPIDS - South Bridge Street next to Municipal Building
KEWADIN – Old Milton Township Hall on Cairn Highway
Return Bottles & Cans
Michigan has a returnable bottle law for beer or pop in cans, glass and plastic bottles. So when you buy beer or soda bottles and cans, you pay a $0.10 deposit. When you return these bottles and cans to a grocery store that has the return machines, you will receive a refund. Grocery stores in the Torch Lake Watershed that accept returnables are located in Eastport, Central Lake and Alden. REMEMBER: PLEASE DO NOT CRUSH CANS!