Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program
DO NOT place hazardous materials in curbside recycling or drop-site recycling containers. Many common household products contain toxic chemicals which should not be disposed of with household trash. Improper disposal of household hazardous waste can impact our ground water and surface waterways. If you have household hazardous waste and want to dispose properly, call to make an appointment at one of the household hazardous waste collection sites listed below.
- batteries (all types)
- weed killer
- cleaners & polishes
- wood preservatives
- oil based paint products (thinners, solvents, varnish)
- photographic chemicals
- mercury thermometers
- compact fluorescent bulbs
- home repair products (glue & cement)
- unwanted or expired medications (no controlled substances)
YOU MUST CALL TO SCHEDULE A TIME - Call during regular business hours to schedule an appointment.
Not all townships or cities are eligible for this service.
3255 122nd Ave.
- Appointments available Tuesdays and Thursdays during regular business hours
- Check map above for participation status
- Residential materials only
- See additional information below
331 Broad Street
- DLD is open to the public the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 8:00am-11:00am; no appointment necessary
- Service available to Gun Plain Township and City of Plainwell residents at no charge
- Average cost $1.00/lb.
The Health Department also accepts mercury thermometers for recycling and recommends that all area residents replace these dangerous instruments with safer digital devices. Mercury is a heavy metal which accumulates in the body and can damage the brain, spinal cord, kidneys and liver. If mercury spills from a broken thermometer and is not carefully and thoroughly cleaned up, it will continue to evaporate, reaching potentially harmful levels in indoor air. Mercury thermometers may be dropped off at the Health Department by appointment. Wrap thermometers in plastic and place them in a sealed container (such as a disposable plastic jar, bottle or tub) for transport. Mercury must be placed in a sealed container or a double bag when dropping off thermometers and thermostats!
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Totals by Year in Pounds
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|Questions? Call Resource Recovery: (269) 686-4559|