Missaukee County Recycling Center, 6240 W. Sanborn Road, Lake City

Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed November 25 and December 23.

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Missaukee County Recycling Center is now taking ALL plastics #1 – #7. Yes, those pesky cottage cheese, whipped topping and yogurt containers; “clam shells” from the deli; plastic disposable cups and more are accepted-as a pilot project. Please separate the #1, #2 as you have before and put all your #3 – #7’s together.

We are accepting trash at the Missaukee County Recycling Center when brought in specially marked bags that are purchased through Missaukee Conservation District or one of our vendors. They are heavy duty 30 gallon bags and have MISSAUKEE CONSERVATION DISTRICT imprinted on them. Bags are $5 each, 5 for $20 and 10 for $35. They are available at A&L, Missaukee Conservation District, Missaukee County Recycling Center and Missaukee County Treasurer in Lake City and McNally’s in McBain.

Materials Accepted:

Click here to download our Recycling Guide

As a pilot project we are now accepting ALL #1 through #7 plastic containers! That’s right, all those plastic items we couldn’t accept before-cottage cheese containers, clam shells, yogurt containers, etc. Bring them to us! 

 #1-#7 plastics include the following plastic products:


  • Liquid soap containers
  • Mouthwash containers
  • Pump hairspray containers
  • Shampoo/conditioner containers


  • Kitty litter jar
  • Laundry detergent, bleach, and fabric softener containers
  • Liquid dish detergent containers
  • Liquid household cleaner containers

  • Cooking oil containers
  • Soda, milk, juice, water, sports drink containers
  • Syrup, ketchup containers
  • Yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter tubs containers
  • Peanut butter and mayonnaise jars
  • “Clam-shell” container used to package fresh berries and bakery goods
  • Plastic containers used to package salad mixes
  • “To-go” or “take out” plastic drinking cups

Unaccepted Plastics

  • Bubble wrap and packing Styrofoam
  • Flower pots and garden plastics
  • Medical supplies
  • Motor oil containers
  •  Plumbing supplies
  • Solvent, paint, and adhesive containers
  • Toys
  • Plastic bags, films, or wrapsbags, no bags, no film, no shopping bags icon
  • Drinking straws


*Bring your used shopping bags into Walmart or Meijer

Newspapers, Magazines and Office Paper- No need to sort your paper! Just put it all together

Shredded paper

Boxboard & Corrugated Cardboard


Egg Cartons, 1 dozen size

Metal of all kinds

Large appliances (certificate of Freon removed required if applicable)

Vinyl siding

Inkjet & laser cartridges

Household batteries


Questions? Call 231.839.7193 or email Becky Bode at

Operation of the recycling center is possible because of community volunteers, Missaukee County officials and taxpayers, Missaukee County Sheriff Department trustees and a USDA Rural Development Solid Waste Management Grant held by Missaukee Conservation District.