Department of Public Works
Emmet County DPW manages solid waste and recycling services throughout Emmet County.
Dennis Keiser, Bear Creek Township Supervisor, Chair
Shawn Wonnacott, Emmet County Commissioner, Vice Chair
Jack Jones, Member At Large, Secretary
Arden Bawkey, Emmet County Drain Commissioner
William Dohm, Little Traverse Township Supervisor
Charlie MacInnis, Emmet County Commissioner
Leroy Sumner, Emmet County Road Commission
DPW County Employees
Elisa Seltzer, Director – 231-348-0640
Don Mapes, Superintendent – 231-526-2031 x6
Jayna Steffel, Administrative Secretary (accounts payable and receivable) – 231-348-0640
Kate Melby, Communications and Education Coordinator – 231-348-0671
John Harrington (also Compost Site Operator)
Grady Smyley, DPW Attendants (operate the Waste Transfer Station and drive the Recycling Trucks)
Josh Brubaker, Recycle Processing Operations Technician (includes shipping and receiving)
Gary Moyer, Recycle Processor
We also would like to acknowledge the hard work of the contract employees who serve the DPW and the crew from Straits Area Services who sort the paper and plastics. Their contributions are invaluable!
Annual Report: The Whole Works
Our annual report to the Emmet County Board of Commissioners summarizes the biggest developments and highlights of the last year. We call it The Whole Works!
The Whole Works (2014)
The Whole Works (2013)
Solid Waste Ordinance 11-04
Emmet County’s new Solid Waste Ordinance 11-04 replaces the previous 99-40 Solid Waste Ordinance.