Berrien County Community Recycling Events

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2022 Community Recycling Events and details:

April 12, Tuesday (3p.m. - 7p.m.)
Lake Michigan College - 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, enter at Napier Ave. UPDATE: Enter parking lot at the second Yore Rd. entrance closest to the Mendel Center.
4 ACCEPTED ITEMS - do not bring other items:
- Household Chemicals
- Electronics: some fees apply, payment due at the event
- Foam/Polystyrene
- Personal Documents for On-Site Shredding

May 14, Saturday (8a.m. - 12p.m.)
Southeast Berrien County Landfill Recycle Center - 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan
4 ACCEPTED ITEMS - do not bring other items:
- Household Chemicals
- Electronics: some fees apply, payment due at the event
- Foam/Polystyrene
- Personal Documents for On-Site Shredding

June 8, Wednesday (3p.m. - 7p.m.)
Chikaming Township Hall - 13535 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert
2 ACCEPTED ITEMS - do not bring other items:
- Household Chemicals
- Electronics: some fees apply, payment due at the event

September 17, Saturday (9a.m. - 1p.m.)
Silver Beach County Park - 101 Broad St., St. Joseph
3 ACCEPTED ITEMS - do not bring other items:
- Household Chemicals
- Electronics: some fees apply, payment due at the event
- Foam/Polystyrene

October 8, Saturday (8a.m. - 12p.m.)
Southeast Berrien County Landfill Recycle Center. 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan
4 ACCEPTED ITEMS - do not bring other items:
- Household Chemicals
- Electronics: some fees apply, payment due at the event
- Foam/Polystyrene
- Personal Documents for On-Site Shredding 


Year-round Options:

Household chemicals/Hazardous Waste

Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste Center  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 and not accepted items, along with hours of operation, 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 in the blue box on the left side of this page to seek out drop off locations and recycling services. 

electronics recycling

Green Earth Electronics Recycling, the company that provides the electronics recycling services at the community events, is located at 4200 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. They are open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., excluding holidays, for electronics drop off. Contact Green Earth at 269-326-1232, or go to Green Earth Electronics Recycling website. Ask about additional services such as business electronics waste recycling, hard drive shredding, pick up services, etc.  

Berrien County Recycling Guide: there are a number of local businesses that accept electronics for recycling and reuse. Click on the Recycling Guide heading for ELECTRONICS in the blue box on the left side of this page to seek out drop off locations and recycling services for electronics.

Foam / Polystyrene:

Berrien County Recycling Guide: Click on the Recycling Guide heading for PLASTIC In the blue box on the left side of this page to seek out foam recycling options.

paper shredding / document shredding

Berrien County Recycling Guide: there are a number of local businesses that provide document shredding services. Click on the Recycling Guide heading for PAPER In the blue box on the left side of this page to seek out paper shredding options.