AMCD is committed to promoting the conservation and preservation of natural resources in Alpena and Montmorency counties by raising awareness about recycling opportunities and proper disposal of hazardous materials. Recycling helps our environment and ensures a healthier planet for ourselves and future generations. Recycling reduces the need to extract resources such as timber, water, and minerals for new products. Recycling also diverts waste from landfills and incinerators, which minimizes the harmful effects of pollution and emissions.
The Alpena Resource Recovery Facility is a county-funded program to handle recyclable materials. In 2023, they formed an authority called the Northeast Michigan Materials Management Authority. They are planning to break ground on a new facility in 2024.
Other hazardous material disposal/recycling opportunities
Ink Cartridges - Walmart and Meijer electronics department Used auto oil - Auto Zone Grocery store bags - Walmart and Meijer