Recycling

Manistee Township Recycling Options:
The recycling program for the residents of Manistee Township began in 2001. Glass, plastic and metal were able to be recycled at the Fire Hall on Hill Road until recently. On July 1, 2017, the recycling bins were removed and the program was discontinued as a result of excessive contamination in the bins which created excessive costs to the Township.

Currently, metal, plastic and glass can be taken to the recycling containers at Republic Services located at 3890 Camp Road in Manistee, or Waste Reduction Systems located on Stiles, 3/4 mile North of Fountain Road.

Cardboard and paper can be recycled at Manistee Catholic Central on US 31 or Manistee High School on 12th Street. The PCA paper trailers are located behind both schools. The schools receive payment for the cardboard and paper.

Acceptable recycle items include the following items:

GLASS: Clear, clean, glass jars and bottles, with or without the label, remove the metal lid or ring and place in the metal recyclables.
No window or plate glass, broken, glass, light bulbs, blue glass, PYREX, drinking glasses, dishes or ceramics.

PLASTIC: Clear, clean, and flattened plastic bottles, milk jugs, colored detergent bottles, or shampoo bottles with the caps removed.
No grocery bags, brittle or crinkled plastics, oil or antifreeze jugs.

METAL/ALUMINUM: Metal & aluminum such as foil, pie and food trays, cans, food and beverage containers; clean, with or without labels, and flattened.
No dirty aluminum foil, paint cans, aerosol can, dirty cans, wire or scarp metal, in the containers.

Anyone with questions about the acceptable items may call Republic Services (231) 723-4940, or Manistee Township at (231) 723-6507.

MORE OPTIONS for local recycling:

Computer Printer Cartridges:
Manistee County Library and its branches - (231) 723-2519
Jackpine Business Center – (231) 723-8344

Household Batteries:
Briggs True Value Hardware (Ludington) – (231) 845-7318
Nichols Drug Store (Scottville) – (231) 757-3749
Mason County Library and its branches

Car Batteries:
Padnos Pere Marquette Division (Ludington) – (231) 843-4455 (Will pay $0.50 for used car batteries)
Wal-Mart (Ludington) – (231) 845-5787 (Used core worth $5.00 towards new battery, or will take battery without purchase)
Meijer (Ludington) – (231) 845-3706 (Used core worth $5.00 towards new battery)
Carquest (Scottville) – (231) 757-4763 (Used core worth $4.00 towards new battery)

Motor Oil:
James Tire (Ludington) – (231) 843-3100 (Bring in l or 5 gallon containers)
Wal-Mart (Ludington) – (231) 845-5787 (Bring to automotive department)
Urka Auto Center (Ludington) – (231) 845-6282 (Bring in 1 gallon containers)
Townsend Transportation, Inc. (Bear Lake) - (231) 864-3600

Antifreeze:
Urka Auto Center (Ludington) – (231) 845-6282. (Bring in 1 gallon containers, charge of $1.00 per gallon)

Tires:
Wal-Mart (Ludington) – (231) 845-5787 (Charge of $0.75 per tire)
James Tire (Ludington) – (231) 843-3100 (Charge of $2.00 per tire)

Steel, Brass, Copper, Aluminum:
Padnos Pere Marquette Division (Ludington) – (231) 843-4455 (Will not take propane tanks or anything with CFCs)

IF YOUR BUSINESS WILL TAKE ANY OF THE ABOVE ITEMS FOR RECYCLING, PLEASE CALL THE MANISTEE COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT AT (231) 723-6041 TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS LIST.