Last spring, I took a trailer full of old TVs, computers, stereos, and other worthless junk to the recycling event on Kendall Street in Battle Creek, and it was a great feeling.  I’d been hauling some of that stuff around for decades.   I guess I wasn’t the only one.   Holy cow, it was busy!

I got there just before 9 am and waited in line for more than an hour and a half.  It was worth it though, and the staff and volunteers were great.

Calhoun County and the City of Battle Creek are teaming up for one final event like this on Saturday, August 28th, from 9 AM to Noon.    Recyclers will converge at the Battle Creek Department of Public Works Building, 150 South Kendall Street, in Battle Creek.

I’d suggest getting there earlier like maybe 8:30 am.   I came up Dickman Road and turned north on Kendall, past the Fire Hub but they directed me past the Public Works building, down a couple of streets, past Grand Trunk Avenue, and down to Lafayette Avenue.  At that point, you turn left (west), and go all the way down to Angell Street, where you turn left (south), and down to Grand Trunk, where you turn left and head east back to Kendall Street.    If I were bringing a new load on Saturday, I might just start at Angell Street and head east on Grand Trunk.

2021 Battle Creek Public Works Building-Google Maps
2021 Battle Creek Public Works Building-Google Maps


Battle Creek Electronics and Styrofoam Collection Items accepted:

  • Computers
  • Computer equipment
  • Laptops
  • LCD monitors
  • CRT monitors
  • Printers
  • Wires and cords
  • Computer peripherals
  • Copy/fax machines
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Plasma televisions,
  • LCD televisions
  • Tube televisions
  • Game consoles
  • Stereo equipment
  • Lamps
  • Small kitchen appliances/electronics
  • Car batteries
  • Household batteries
  • Other items with a cord.

Accepted Styrofoam items:

  • Meat tray
  • Cup
  • Egg cartons
  • Clean to-go containers
  • #6 packing material
  • Medical coolers/carriers
  • Coolers
  • Bowls and plates

 NO packing foam or packing peanuts

The Calhoun County Office of Community Development urges Calhoun County residents, who would like more information on these events and recycling opportunities countywide, to call the Community Development Office at 269-969-6395, visit our Facebook at Calhoun County Recycling, or check out our website at

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