Recycling Events

2021 Events Flyer

Scrap Tire Collections:

Must be Calhoun County Resident to participate.  Only residential passenger vehicle tires will be accepted.  Residents may bring 10 tires to each event.  No over-sized tires will be unloaded.  Funded through Michigan DEQ Scrap Tire Clean-up Grant. 

Athens Township
130 E. Burr Oak St., Athens, MI
Date: Monday, June 14
Time: Noon to 5:00 PM

City of Albion
Ketchum Field, 1203 E. North St., Albion, MI 
Date: Saturday, June 26
Time: TBD

Tekonsha Village Offices
537 N. Church St., Tekonsha, MI
Date: Monday, August 9
Time: Noon to 5:00 PM


Household Hazardous Waste:

County Building
Parking lot south of the intersection of Hanover St. and Grand St., Marshall, MI
Dates: Saturday, May 22
Saturday, September 25
Time: 9:00 AM to Noon

Toeller Building
190 E. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI back parking lot
Date: Saturday, April 24
Saturday, October 23
Time: 9:00 AM to Noon

Household Hazardous Waste Collections are being held on the Saturdays listed above. Events are for Calhoun County residents only and items must be residential. Items that will be accepted include:  paint thinner, oil-based paints, fuels (must be in approved container), solvents, acids, bases, pesticides, herbicides,  household cleaners, metallic mercury, medications, sharps, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, smoke detectors, motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, propane cylinders, fire extinguishers, aerosol cans, and PCB-containing lamp ballasts.

Items that will NOT be accepted includes: latex paint, car batteries, school chemicals, construction materials/debris, radioactive materials, ammunitions, weapons, and explosives.

 

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. 

 


Appliances and Electronics
City of Battle Creek Department of Public Works, 150 S. Kendall St., Battle Creek, MI
Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 9 AM to Noon
Event is limited to residential material generated by Calhoun County residents.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, please stay in your car when it is being unloaded by volunteers and wear a mask while sitting in your car. 

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, and wires and cables.  Appliances – refrigerant removal available.   



Electronics, Scrap Metal and Scrap Tires (Albion Area Collection):

Location: Ketchum Field, 1203 E. North St., Albion, MI
Date: Saturday, June 26
Time: TBD

Calhoun County residents only.  Residential material only.  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, and wires and cables.

Scrap metal: no items containing Freon

Scrap tires: residential passenger vehicles only.  10 tires per load limit.  No oversized tires will be accepted.


Electronics and Styrofoam Collection with City of Battle Creek:

City of Battle Creek Department of Public Works Building
150 S. Kendall St., Battle Creek
Date: Saturday, August 28
9:00 AM to Noon

Items accepted: Styrofoam #6,  computers, computer equipment, laptops, LCD monitors, CRT monitors, printers, wires and cords, computer peripherals, copy/fax machines, audio visual equipment, plasma televisions, LCD televisions, tube televisions, game consoles, stereo equipment, lamps, small kitchen appliances and electronics, car batteries, batteries, and other items with a cord.