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Clean-Up Day (Please Read Guidelines) @ Blue Bear Trailhead

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Due to Covid-19 we will be following social distancing guidelines.  Please be considerate of workers and township volunteers.

You must bring proof of property ownership with you: the Newsletter, last property tax bill, proof of ownership or utility bill, etc.

First load is free, each additional will be $5.00 (a load is considered to be a pickup, utility trailer or equivalent).

You may recycle your old running refrigerators & freezers through Great Lakes Energy for a rebate. Call 1-877-270-3519 to have them picked up at your door.


Limit of two major appliances – refrigerators and freezers must be tagged “Freon Free”.

Household rubbish, building materials (nothing over 6′), furniture, mattresses, chairs, couches, carpeting (cut to 6′ in length and tied), scrap metal, etc.

We ask that if your are bringing building materials that are accepted, please secure material in containers or bags for safety and faster unloading.  No loose materials.


Household garbage, tires, batteries, hazardous chemicals, paint, oil, explosives, yard waste, brush, asphalt, broken concrete, glass, burn barrels filled with trash, hot tubs.

Just a reminder: Workers are volunteers, so help with whatever you are able, to make things move quickly.  Thank you.  This is a courtesy to the property owners and to help maintain our woods from debris, your cooperation is appreciated. 

Yearly Recycle
Bear Lake Township also has a recycle bin located at the Community Center for homeowners.  Please observe the signs on what can and cannot be placed in the recycle bins.  Do not discard garbage on leave boxes etc on the ground if they do not fit in the bin.  Someone has to clean that up! Thank you

You can also recycle at the:

KALKASKA COUNTY RECYCLE CENTER – 908 Island Lake Rd. 231-384-1304
Monday thru Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Friday Closed. Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM..


August 29
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Blue Bear Trailhead
M72 & Sunset Trail


Bear Lake Township Board

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