Antrim County

News & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Building Closures

The Antrim County Building and Courthouse will be closed on the following:

     Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Independence Day
     Monday, September 2, 2019 - Labor Day

Open House: Elk Rapids Hydroelectric Dam

Thursday, June 27, 2019
10:00am - 6:00pm

The public is invited to a rare opportunity to tour the hydroelectric dam and powerhouse in Elk Rapids for one day only on Thursday, June 27th, from 10am to 6pm. Construction of this historical structure began in 1916 and power generation began in 1918. The facility has been owned by Antrim County since the 1960s, and the powerhouse has recently undergone a major interior rehabilitation project. Staff from Elk Rapids Hydroelectric, LLC, the Antrim County Department of Dams, and the Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor of Elk Rapids will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the history and future of the powerhouse, and its relationship to the harbor in Elk Rapids. Join us to celebrate over 100years of renewable power generation in Elk Rapids!

Township Clean-up Dates

Information on clean-up dates will be updated. For more information, please contact your township office.

Custer Township
May 11, 2019 (Spring Clean-up)
September 21, 2019 (Fall Clean-up)

Forest Home Township
June 13, 2019 - "Area A"
June 20, 2019 - "Area B"
June 27, 2019 - "Area C"

All trash needs to be placed on the curb no later than 6AM the day of pickup. 

Items not accepted:
*Wood over 5' in length
*No hazardous materials, including tires
*No brush or leaves
*No shingles, brick, or block

Televisions will be accepted.

Kearney Township
June 6, 2019 (outside of Village)
June 13, 2019 (inside of Village)

Household Hazardous Waste Days

Once again, Antrim County will be hosting Household Hazardous Waste collection days throughout the County. Thanks to the Department of Environmental Quality Scrap Tire Clean Up Grant, an additional date has been added to the event that will be specifically dedicated to scrap tire disposal. 

The first one hundred (100) pounds of household hazardous wastes are free, but there is a $1.00 charge for every pound thereafter. All pesticides and herbicides are free through the Michigan Clean Sweep Program. All scrap tires are free (up to ten (10) tires per household) through the DEQ Scrap Tire Clean Up Grant.

Latex based paints will be accepted at a charge of $1 per gallon-sized container (a container of 1 gallon will be charge $1; a container of 5 gallons will be charged $5). Charges are based on the size of the container, not the amount of paint in the container. Disposal for containers smaller than 1 gallon will be free.

Fore more information on items that are accepted at these events, please contact the Antrim Conservation District at (231)533-8363, or head over to their website.

  • June 15, 2019 - Elk Rapids DPW Station 8:00 am - 12:00 pm                                       ALL HHW ITEMS EXCEPT TIRES
  • August 3, 2019 - Bellaire High School Parking Lot 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 14, 2019 - Antrim County Road Commission Office 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Antrim Conservation District

The Antrim Conservation District will be hosting weekly guided hikes every Tuesday at Cedar River Natural Area. For more information on the events, or for a Cedar River Natural Area Trail map, please contact the Antrim Conservation District at (231)533-8363.


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TCE Plume Facts

A 10 minute video from the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council reviews the history of the plume and the steps being taken to provide safe drinking water. More explanatory videos are available here.

Click here for 12 fact sheets about the TCE plume. These fact sheets have been provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Hard copies are available on the 1st floor of the County Building.

This is Antrim County...

See a minute and a half of Antrim County's natural beauty as it changes through the seasons. A brochure illustrating what Antrim County offers is available at the MDOT welcome centers.

Annual Reports / Antrim County Budgets

Click for a link to the annual reports presented to the Board of Commissioners. Click here for a link to the approved Antrim County budgets from 2019 back to 2013. Also available on that page are the audits for 2011 through 2017.

Upcoming & Recent Meetings
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. Antrim County Building, Room 211
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. Antrim County Building, Room 211
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. Antrim County Building, Room 211
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners Room
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. Antrim County Building, Room 211
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. Banks Township Hall