COVID-19 Recycling Updates

Please note as our county, state, and nation adjusts to the ongoing pandemic, that recycling options may change and events may need to be canceled or rescheduled.  We will work to provide you the latest information on our Facebook page and calhouncountymi.gov.  Recycling programs across the state are making adjustments due to COVID-19 mitigation.  We encourage residents to do one of the following three options: keep recycling and store your clean and dry recycling until we reopen, switch to another recycling opportunity such as the C&C Landfill recycling center or curbside, or temporarily take a break from recycling until the pandemic is resolved. Please check our event listing for opportunities to recycle and properly dispose of items such as electronics and HHW.  We will continue to work towards offering our residents recycling and disposal options as deemed safe. 

No change: 
Clarence Township will continue to have its recycling roll-off on the third weekend of the month. Residents need to dump loose recyclables into the container and break down boxes.

Republic Services will continue recycling services at the C&C Landfill recycling center at this time. The center is available Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. It is important that you do not have contamination in your recycling. In order to follow social distancing, material recovery facilities, that sort recycling, have needed to reduce their staff numbers. This means our residents need to follow the recycling guidelines to help us continue to offer recycling. Do not leave any boxes or bags on the ground. We need to work together to keep this service available and protect landfill and recycling staff.

Recycling changes: 
The Marshall and Albion Recycling Centers are closed. Currently, the Marshall Recycling Center is expected to reopen Tuesday, April 14.
  • Any recycling left at the Marshall Center will be landfilled
C&C Landfill is suspending Saturday hours until April 13.

Cancellations: 
Recyclerama on April 4 has been cancelled. 

Events rescheduled: 
A HHW collection is now scheduled for 10 a.m.-Noon, Oct. 24, at the Toeller Building, Battle Creek

Other recycling options: 
GFL also operates a drop-off recycling facility in Battle Creek located at 15160 6 ½ Mile Rd. It accepts paper, cardboard, books, and tin cans. This center is open 24/7. 

Bottle deposit containers:
Currently, some stores are not accepting bottle returns. You have already paid your deposit on those items, so if you would like to get your deposit returned, you will need to hold onto those items until the stores start accepting bottle returns again. Stores will continue collecting bottle deposits while bottle returns are not available. If you do have recycling available at this time, those containers can be recycled; however you will loose your deposit.

City of Battle Creek and other Waste Management customers:
Waste Management will temporarily suspend the following services, starting Wednesday, April 1, to resume at a later date
  • Bulk item collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
  • Spring and bulk cleanups
  • Yard waste collection – grass clippings, brush, tree limbs, etc.
Please note that this postpones yard waste curbside pickup inside the City of Battle Creek limits, as well as the spring cleanup originally scheduled in early May. Please watch for more information in the future about rescheduled dates. Customers who place bulk items at the curb should see a WM tag, asking them to take it back during this time.