Recycling Events

Calhoun County Recycling Trailer Dates/LocationsIMG_5130 - Copy (2)

1st Thursday of the month
, starting Thursday, September 1
1 - 4 pm
Athens Township Hall
130  E. Burr Oak St., Athens, MI 49011

3rd Thursday of the month, starting Thursday, September 15
1 - 4 pm
Tekonsha Township Hall
166 Spires Parkway, Tekonsha, MI 49092

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Household Hazardous Waste CollectionsOctober 2022 HHW Collection - Overview - Copy
Events are for Calhoun County residents only and items must be residential. Please stay in your vehicle.

Monday, October 10
2:30-5:30 PM

Bailey Park (lot south of CO Brown Stadium)
1350 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017 

Barricades in the park will go up at 12:30 PM. Click here or on the map for Traffic Flow. Event line will be cutoff at 5:30 PM where Roosevelt Ave. and Wagner Dr. merge.  

Battle Creek Police traffic control for the event will be requested for the following locations:

  • Main park entrance/exit on Capital Ave. NE
  • Bailey Park Wagner Drive entrance to assist with residents and traffic flow to and from the church
  • Wagner Drive and Emmett St intersection-if traffic is heavy or longer than anticipated line length, this intersection will be made right turn only for those entering Wagner Dr. 
Accepted Items: 
oil-based paint
fuels (in fuel cans)
solvents, acids, bases
pesticides
household cleaners
mercury
medications, sharps (inside rigid puncture resistant container w/lid)
household batteries
fluorescent light bulbs
motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze
propane cylinders, gas cylinders (NO foam insulation)
fire extinguishers
aerosol cans
PCB and non-PCB lamp ballasts
oxidizers, self-heating solids
flammable solids/liquids
toxic inorganics/organics
lighters
chlorophenols
lead
self-defense spray
peroxides
water-reactives, isocyanates ,cyanide
  NOT Accepted Items:
latex paint
school chemicals
biologically active material
home-use insulation spraying cylinders
ammunitions
weapons
explosives
radioactive material (includes smoke detectors)



HHW collections DO NOT include trash, tires, yard waste, construction/demolition waste, appliances, or industrial/business-generated waste.  These items are not defined as household hazardous waste.  


Gasoline and oil containers: If you would like your container back, be prepared for a short wait.

 

How can I tell if I have latex or oil-based paint? Latex paint labels will use words such as “latex,” “acrylic latex,” or “cleans up with soap and water.” Read the ingredients list and look for the word “water.” If you have oil-based paint, your label will say “alkyd,” “oil-based,” and “caution: combustible.” The label will mention “mineral spirits,” “soya oil,” “aliphatic hydrocarbons,” or “petroleum distillates.”

Sharps: Place sharps in a rigid plastic container with a lid such as a laundry detergent bottle.  Make sure the container is labeled “sharps.”  Do NOT place sharps in plastic bags or have them loose in a cardboard box. 




Scrap Tire Collectionstires

Monday, October 24, 2022
12 PM to 5 PM
Tekonsha Village Offices
537 N. Church St., Tekonsha, MI
Click here for the map.

Must be Calhoun County resident.
Tires must be residential.  (no business or farm tires)
Passenger vehicle tires with and without rims will be accepted.  
No tires larger than semi-truck tires will be accepted. 
Events may end early if the trailer is full.  

The entity will limit the number of scrap tires brought by a resident to 10 scrap tires (this is the amount of tire anyone can haul without requiring a scrap tire hauler registration). Commercial businesses  may NOT bring tires to the cleanup event. The event is limited to household and residential scrap tires ONLY.  A commercial “farm” or “farm operation” as defined in the Michigan Right to Farm Act is a commercial business.  

Residents are encouraged to properly dispose of tires (such as paying the disposal fee when buying new tires), rather than taking the scrap tires home.   
 
Funded by an EGLE Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant 


Recycling Events for Battle Creek residents only can be found here.


Past Events:


Electronics and Scrap Metal Collectionelectronics
(Battle Creek location)
Click for Flyer
Thursday, April 14
12 PM to 5:30 PM
Bailey Park  (lot south of CO Brown Stadium)

1350 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017 
Event is limited to residential material generated by Calhoun County residents. Please stay in your vehicle.

Barricades in the park will go up at 10 AM. Event line will be cutoff at 5:30 PM where Roosevelt Ave. and Wagner Dr. merge.
  

See map for Traffic Flow.
Battle Creek Police traffic control for the event will be requested for the following locations:

  • Main park entrance/exit on Capital Ave. NE
  • Bailey Park Wagner Drive entrance to assist with residents and traffic flow to and from the church
  • Wagner Drive and Emmett St intersection-if traffic is heavy or longer than anticipated line length, this intersection will be made right turn only for those entering Wagner Dr. 
Event is limited to residential material generated by Calhoun County residents.  Please stay in your car when it is being unloaded by volunteers.

Items accepted:
Electronics –
camcorders, cameras, cellphones, computers, copiers, CRT monitors, DVD players, fax, hard drives, hubs, laptops, LCD displays, optical drives, pagers, PDAs, printers, radios, scanners, servers, stereos, switches, telephone systems, TVs, UPS systems, VCRs, video game systems, household batteries and car batteries, and wires and cables.  

Scrap Metal –
appliances (Freezers, refrigerators, AC units, dehumidifiers (refrigerant removal available), ovens, dishwashers, washers, and dryers) and scrap metal. Items containing refrigerant must be unloaded by 5:15 pm.


Household Hazardous Waste Collectionhousehold hazardous waste

Click for Flyer
MONDAY, APRIL 18

2:30-5:30 PM

Bailey Park (lot south of CO Brown Stadium)
1350 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017 
Events are for Calhoun County residents only and items must be residential. Please stay in your vehicle.

Barricades in the park will go up at 12:30 PM. See map for Traffic Flow.
Event line will be cutoff at 5:30 PM where Roosevelt Ave. and Wagner Dr. merge.  

Battle Creek Police traffic control for the event will be requested for the following locations:

  • Main park entrance/exit on Capital Ave. NE
  • Bailey Park Wagner Drive entrance to assist with residents and traffic flow to and from the church
  • Wagner Drive and Emmett St intersection-if traffic is heavy or longer than anticipated line length, this intersection will be made right turn only for those entering Wagner Dr. 
Accepted Items: 
oil-based paint
fuels (in fuel cans)
solvents, acids, bases
pesticides
household cleaners
mercury
medications, sharps (inside rigid puncture resistant container w/lid)
household batteries
fluorescent light bulbs
motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze
propane cylinders, gas cylinders (NO foam insulation)
fire extinguishers
aerosol cans
PCB and non-PCB lamp ballasts
oxidizers, self-heating solids
flammable solids/liquids
toxic inorganics/organics
lighters
chlorophenols
lead
self-defense spray
peroxides
water-reactives, isocyanates ,cyanide
  NOT Accepted Items:
latex paint
school chemicals
biologically active material
home-use insulation spraying cylinders
ammunitions
weapons
explosives
radioactive material (includes smoke detectors)


HHW collections DO NOT include trash, tires, yard waste, construction/demolition waste, appliances, or industrial/business-generated waste.  These items are not defined as household hazardous waste.   


Gasoline and oil containers: If you would like your container back, be prepared for a short wait.

 

How can I tell if I have latex or oil-based paint? Latex paint labels will use words such as “latex,” “acrylic latex,” or “cleans up with soap and water.” Read the ingredients list and look for the word “water.” If you have oil-based paint, your label will say “alkyd,” “oil-based,” and “caution: combustible.” The label will mention “mineral spirits,” “soya oil,” “aliphatic hydrocarbons,” or “petroleum distillates.”

Sharps: Place sharps in a rigid plastic container with a lid such as a laundry detergent bottle.  Make sure the container is labeled “sharps.”  Do NOT place sharps in plastic bags or have them loose in a cardboard box. 



Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Events are for Calhoun County residents only and items must be residential. Please stay in your vehicle.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
2:30-5:30 PM

Calhoun County Fairgrounds
720 Fair St., Marshall
View Press Release here.

Use the Washington St. entrance into the fairgrounds.  Participants will be exiting the event on Fair St.  Click the map to view.




Electronics and Scrap Metal electronics Collection
(Albion Area)


Thursday, June 30
12 PM to 5:30 PM
Ketchum Field
1203 E. North St., Albion, MI
Event is limited to residential material generated by Calhoun County residents. Please stay in your vehicle.

Items accepted: 
Electronics – CRT monitors, LCD displays, CPU’s, All-in-Ones, Laptops/Notebooks/Tablets, Servers, Switches, Hubs, UPS Systems, Hard Drives, Optical Drives, Wires and Cables, Telephones, Televisions, DVD players, VCRs, Stereos, Radios, Camcorders, Cameras, Game Systems, Cellphones, Pagers, PDAs, Two-way Radios, Fax Machines, Photocopiers, Printers, and Scanners. 

Scrap Metal – appliances - oven, dishwasher, washer, dryer, and scrap metal (metal: bed frames, fencing, patio furniture, gutters, grills w/o propane tanks, etc.). No items with refrigerant. 


Scrap Tire Collectionstires


Monday, June 13, 2022
12 PM to 5 PM
Athens Township
130 E. Burr Oak St., Athens, MI

Thursday, June 30
12 PM to 5:30 PM
City of Albion
Ketchum Field
1203 E. North St., Albion, MI

Must be Calhoun County resident.
Tires must be residential.  (no business or farm tires)
Passenger vehicle tires with and without rims will be accepted.  
No tires larger than semi-truck tires will be accepted. 
Events may end early if the trailer is full.  

The entity will limit the number of scrap tires brought by a resident to 10 scrap tires (this is the amount of tire anyone can haul without requiring a scrap tire hauler registration). Commercial businesses  may NOT bring tires to the cleanup event. The event is limited to household and residential scrap tires ONLY.  A commercial “farm” or “farm operation” as defined in the Michigan Right to Farm Act is a commercial business.  

Residents are encouraged to properly dispose of tires (such as paying the disposal fee when buying new tires), rather than taking the scrap tires home.   
 
Funded by an EGLE Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant 


Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Events are for Calhoun County residents only and items must be residential. Please stay in your vehicle.
Monday, September 12
2:30-5:30 PM

Calhoun County Fairgrounds
720 Fair St., Marshall

Use the Washington St. entrance into the fairgrounds.  Participants will be exiting the event on Fair St.  Click the map to view.