Calhoun County residents will have some very valuable recycling opportunities in May.  Here are some upcoming event announcements:

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for May 2



Saturday, May 2

10 am - 12 noon

George W. Toeller Building, back parking lot

190 E. Michigan Avenue



Products accepted:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Paint Thinner/Turpentine
  • Oil and Lead based paint
  • Pesticides/Herbicides
  • Automotive products
    • Brake fluid
    • Transmission fluid
    • Antifreeze
  • Small propane cylinders
  • Household batteries
    • Items containing mercury
    • Medications
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Tube and CFL light bulbs
    • Sharps-inside coffee container/laundry detergent bottle with lid


To facilitate the collection of your household hazardous materials we ask that you do the following:


  • Please separate oil and lead based paint from all other chemicals.  Remember that NO LATEX PAINT will be accepted.  Allow it to dry thoroughly and put it out with your trash.
  • Make sure products are labeled or identifiable so they can be properly loaded for disposal.


  • Make sure that products are securely packed so that they will not break during transport.


  • Collection is limited to the items listed above and will be held rain or shine.


May is a busy recycling month with several other collections occurring on other days.  Please do not bring tires, Styrofoam, electronics, appliances, or items to be recycled to this collection.


For more information, call the Calhoun County Public Health Department at 269-969-6341 or visit our Facebook: Calhoun County Recycling or website:


Electronics and Styrofoam Collection Announced


Now that spring has arrived and everyone is busy with their spring cleaning, Calhoun County and the City of Battle Creek are partnering to offer a free electronics and Styrofoam #6 collection to help residents recycle these items and keep them out of the landfill.  The Calhoun County Public Health Department and City of Battle Creek invite you to our collection on:


Saturday, May 16, 2015

City of Battle Creek Department of Public Works

150 S. Kendall St.

Battle Creek, MI 49037

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The following items will be accepted at the collection:

  • Computers and Computer Equipment
  • Laptops
  • LCD Monitors
  • CRT Monitors
  • Printers
  • Wires and Cords
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Copy/Fax Machines
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • LCD Televisions
  • Plasma Televisions
  • Tube Televisions
  • Game Consoles
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Lamps
  • Small Kitchen Appliances and Electronics
  • Other items with a Cord
  • Car Batteries
  • Batteries
  • Styrofoam #6


This collection is for a specific type of styrofoam called polystyrene.  Polystyrene usually has the number 6 embossed on the material. Polystyrene is typically used in foam cups, plates, egg cartons, and packing material. Foam packing peanuts and construction foam cannot be accepted as they are made out of a different type of foam. All material brought to the collection must be clean. Dirty or soiled material cannot be accepted.


For further information please contact the Calhoun County Public Health Department at (269) 969-6341.