Recycling Events

2023 Calhoun County Recycling Events |  Recycling Events for Battle Creek residents only can be found here.

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1st THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, Athens Township Hall

1 - 4 pm
130  E. Burr Oak St., Athens, MI 49011

3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, Tekonsha Township Hall
1 - 4 pm
166 Spires Parkway, Tekonsha, MI 49092

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2023 Events
household hazardous waste

MONDAY, APRIL 24 

Household Hazardous Waste,
Appliances & Electronics Collection

12 -  5:30 pm 

Bailey Park  (lot south of CO Brown Stadium)

1350 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017 

HHW 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
HHW 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.

 

Accepted Electronics:
  • Audio Visual Equipment: stereo equipment, DVD and VHS players, projectors, gaming consoles
  • Computers: desktop computers, laptops, and Chromebooks
  • Displays: LCD and CRT computer monitors
  • Computers accessories: keyboards, mice, speakers, and scanners
  • Networking equipment: servers, switches, and routers
  • Mobile devices: cell phones, iPads and tablets, iPods and MP3 players, and e-readers
  • Printers: desktop printers, floor copiers, scanners, fax machines, and copy machines
  • Televisions: LCD, plasma, projection, and tube
  • Small appliances: microwaves, toasters, blenders, mixers, and vacuums
  • Lead-acid batteries (car, boat, and riding lawnmower)
  • Power tools (including their rechargeable batteries)
  • Cameras
  • Electronic toys
  • Christmas lights
  • Wires and cords from electronic devices
Accepted Scrap Metal:
  • Stoves
  • Washers, dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Lawn mowers (remove fuel)
  • Metal patio furniture
  • Metal railings
  • Sheet metal
  • Rims (no tires)
  • Metal fencing
  • Metal doors
  • Metal pipes
  • Bike frames
Accepting the following items with freon:
Refrigerators
Mini-fridge
Freezers
AC units
Dehumidifiers
Water coolers


 


May 8, 2023
electronicsAppliances, Electronics and
Scrap Tire Collection
12 - 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. NO AC units, water coolers, freezers, or refrigerators.


tires
Electronics accepted:  

  • Computers: desktop computers, laptops, Chromebooks
  • Displays: LCD and CRT monitors
  • Networking Equipment: servers, routers
  • Mobile Devices: cellphones, iPads, tablets
  • Printers: desktop printers, scanners
  • Televisions: LCD and CRT
  • Audio Visual Equipment: stereo equipment, DVD and VHS players, projectors, gaming systems and accessories, and cable boxes
  • Household Electronics

Accepted Scrap Metal:

  • Stoves
  • Washers, dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Lawn mowers (remove fuel)
  • Metal patio furniture
  • Metal railings
  • Sheet metal
  • Rims (no tires)
  • Metal fencing
  • Metal doors
  • Metal pipes
  • Bike frames

Scrap Tire Information:
  • Must be a Calhoun County resident.
  • Tires must be residential. (no business or farm tires)
  • Passenger vehicle tires 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 

MONDAY, MAY 22household hazardous waste
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

2:30 - 5:30 pm
Calhoun County Fairgrounds
720 Fair St., Marshall

HHW 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
HHW 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.



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18household hazardous waste
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

2:30 - 5:30 pm
Calhoun County Fairgrounds
720 Fair St., Marshall

HHW 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
HHW 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.

SEPTEMBER 25tires
Scrap Tire Collection

12 - 5 pm, or when trailer is full
Marshall Athletic Fields
113 W. Michigan Ave., Marshall, MI 49068 

Scrap Tire Information:
  • Must be a Calhoun County resident.
  • Tires must be residential. (no business or farm tires)
  • Passenger vehicle tires 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 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 9tires
Scrap Tire Collection

12 - 5 pm, or when trailer is full
Tekonsha Village Offices
537 N. Church St., Tekonsha, MI 49092

Scrap Tire Information:
  • Must be a Calhoun County resident.
  • Tires must be residential. (no business or farm tires)
  • Passenger vehicle tires 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 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16household hazardous waste
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

2:30 -  5:30 pm
Bailey Park  (lot south of CO Brown Stadium)

1350 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017 

HHW 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
HHW 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.

Tips
  • 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.