Recycling Trailer


IMG_5130 - Copy (2)Calhoun County Recycling Trailer Locations

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

Staff will be supervising the mobile recycling center and educating the recyclers on how to use the recycling trailer. Recyclers will feed their own recycling into the labeled collection bins and are encouraged to bring their material pre-sorted. 

Accepted Items:

Aluminum
Glass
Tin Cans
#1 plastic bottles 
#2 natural plastic bottles
#2 colored plastic bottles
#3-7 mixed plastic
Newspaper
Magazines
Office paper - no glitter or foil
Cardboard - flattened to fit in bin
Tips: 

  • This is a staff supervised recycling center. 
  • Recyclers will feed their sorted recycling into the doors and slots on the trailer. Each item in the list has its own compartment or container.  Nine items go into the trailer. Two items will have bins at the rear of the trailer.     
  • Best to bring material sorted (saves time at the trailer)
  • Staff will be there to answer questions and help.  Please let staff know if you need assistance.   
  • Cardboard Must be flat to fit in trailer slot
  • Items must be clean and dry
   

Recycling must be loose inside the collection bins. No bagged recycling may be placed inside the trailer and plastic bottles can’t be tied together with rope or twine. Recyclers will be asked to take items that are not accepted, including bags, home with them. Recommended containers for transporting your recycling to the mobile trailer include paper bags (can be recycled with cardboard), cardboard boxes, and reusable totes and bags.

Polystyrene #6 is NOT accepted. The Marshall Recycling Center accepts Polystyrene #6 and is open Tuesday from 12 - 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Located at 13300 15 Mile Rd., Marshall. 

The trailer and truck are funded through a 2020 EGLE Recycling Infrastructure Grant. Its purpose is to serve our rural areas, and more stops may be added.  Expanded use will be into rural townships and villages based on the container’s capacity and distance of our more heavily populated areas to our recycling center options.  

The trailer is also available for use at community events where it can be used to collect items such as cardboard, aluminum cans, and water bottles. Please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator at 269-969-6395, if you are interested in booking the trailer.