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​Interested in shaping the future of solid waste and recycling in Allegan County?  The Solid Waste Planning Committee has multiple vacancies. Find out more about current vacancies and fill out an application here​.

Solid Waste Planning Committee Vacancies:

One General Public Representatives

Two Solid Waste Industry Representatives

One Township Representative

One City Representative

One Industrial Waste Generator Representative


​Do you live in a community that participates in the Resource Recovery Program?  If so, you are invited to our household hazardous waste and electronics collection event on October 2, 2021 at the Otsego DPW parking lot.  The event is from 9:00am to 12:00pm and is open to residents living in a particpating community (no business waste will be accepted at this event).  See the attached map to see if you live in a participating community (The City of Plainwell does not participate).

We are accepting household hazardous waste (chemicals) and e-waste (electronics like computers, TVs (limit 2), printers).  See the attached flyer "What you can bring..."

If you have any questions call 269-686-4559 or email


​The City of Plainwell and Gun Plain Township has partnered with Drug and Lab Disposal to offer their residents two additional household hazardous waste collections this year.  

These events are only for residents of the City of Plainwell who do not participate in the Allegan County Resource Recovery Program and for Gun Plain Township residents (you must live in and pay property taxes in one of these municipalities, or you may be turned away). See the attached flyer for details and contact the city or township with questions.

Collection will take place at Drug & Lab Disposal, 331 Broad St., Plainwell.

#1 Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 3:00pm-6:00pm

#2 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 3:00pm-6:00pm


The Resource Recovery Program is supporting the Michigan Farm Bureau’s (MFB) efforts to determine the need for agricultural tire recycling in Southwest Michigan. The MFB is collecting data through an anonymous survey to inform potential solutions to recycle ag tires and is seeking local partners to share the survey with organizations or individuals that have ag tires recycling needs. The survey can be found at:​.  The deadline for this survey is October 1, 2021.


Consumers Energy customers can use this tool to schedule their own no-cost appliance pickup.   

Preliminary Eligibility Requirements:

  • Active Consumers Energy electric account
  • Eligible appliances must be in working condition and must be plugged in at the time of pickup
  • Pickups of dehumidifiers and air conditioners must coincide with the pickup of refrigerator and freezer
  • Additional terms and conditions, including size requirements apply

Register here with Consumers Energy.