Berrien County Community Recycling Events

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2019 Community Recycling Events

Reduce Reuse Recycle Day

Wednesday, April 10, 3-7 p.m.

Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor.

A one-stop recycling event for 10 different items, including household chemicals, electronics and document shredding on-site. 

https://www.berriencounty.org/1444/Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Day 

tire recycling collection

Thursday, May 9 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and
Friday, May 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Go to the Scrap Tire Recycling Collection page to learn more.

Household Chemical and Electronics Recycling

Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. – 12 Noon

Southeast Berrien County Landfill, 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan

Household Chemicals and Electronics Recycling: scroll down to see a full list of accepted items in theses categories. 

Household Chemical and Electronics Recycling

Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

New Buffalo Township Fire Station, 17655 Clay St., New Buffalo

Household Chemicals and Electronics Recycling: scroll down to see a full list of accepted items in theses categories.  

clean sweep pesticide collection

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

For pesticides only. Go to the Clean Sweep Pesticide Collection page to learn what is accepted, how to register (registration deadline is 2-weeks prior to the event), and get a registration form.

clean sweep pesticide collection

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

For pesticides only. Go to the Clean Sweep Pesticide Collection page to learn what is accepted, how to register (registration deadline is 2-weeks prior to the event), and get a registration form.

Household Chemical and Electronics Recycling

Wednesday, August 14, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Love Creek County Park, 9292 Huckleberry Rd., Berrien Center.

Household Chemicals and Electronics Recycling: scroll down to see a full list of accepted items in theses categories.  

Household Chemical and Electronics Recycling

Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Silver Beach County Park, 101 Broad St., St. Joseph

Household Chemicals and Electronics Recycling: scroll down to see a full list of accepted items in theses categories.  

Household Chemical and Electronics Recycling

Saturday, October 12, 8 a.m. – 12 Noon

Southeast Berrien County Landfill, 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan

Household Chemicals and Electronics Recycling: scroll down to see a full list of accepted items in theses categories.  

Year Around Options:

Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste Center is available for Berrien County RESIDENTS to use, free, year around. When utilizing the Kalamazoo HHW Center, Berrien County residents must show an ID with an address. Accepted items include household, yard & garden, garage, and workshop chemicals, cleaners, and liquids. See full list of accepted items at the HHW Center website.

Berrien County Recycling Guide: items such as batteries, used motor oil, fluorescent lights, unwanted medications, electronics, and many other items have local recycling options available year around. Click on the Recycling Guide headings on the left side of this page to seek out drop off locations and recycling services. 

household chemicals accepted: 

Acids and Bases
Adhesives
Aerosols - all kinds
Antifreeze
Automotive Products

Batteries (all sizes and kinds)
Beauty Aids (hair spray, perfume, nail polish, etc)
Brake fluid

Cleaners (soaps, shampoos, waxes, oven and drain cleaner,etc)Caulks/glues
Chlorine
Cooking Oil
Cylinders (one-pound cylinders only, NO propane tanks)

Driveway Sealer

Fuels (kerosene, home heating oil, lighter fluid, gas, etc)

Gasoline

Light Bulbs (compact fluorescents, 8-ft tube and shorter,LED, neon)

Medications (pills, liquids, patches, aerosols, etc.; removepills from personal pill bottles and put all together in a zip-lockable bag)
Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, switches, liquid)
Mineral Spirits
Motor Oil and Filters

Oil-Based Paint (latex paint is not accepted, dry out latexpaint and place in with regular household trash)

Paint Products (latex paint is not accepted, dry out latexpaint and place in with regular trash)
Pesticides/Herbicides (all kinds)
Photography Chemicals (developer, fixer, stop bath)

Sharps/Needles (must be dropped off in a puncture proofcontainer, loose sharps are not accepted)
Swimming Pool Chemicals (chlorine, pH reducer, pH increaser)

Transmission Fluid

Waxes/Polishes

electronic items accepted: 

Unwanted electronic equipment from a Berrien County home that has a cord or is battery operated such as:

Computers
Computer monitors ($10 per monitor fee)
Phones (cell and land-line)
Televisions ($20 per TV fee)
Printers
Large and Small Appliances
Window Air Conditioners
DVD/VCR Players
Power Tools
Dehumidifiers
Cameras

Electronics are accepted and recycled by Green Earth Electronics Recycling, 4200 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, 269-326-1232, www.greenearth1.com.