HHW & Electronics Recycling Collections

Open to Berrien County Residents Only - No Business Waste Allowed


PAINT PRODUCTS: Oil based paint, Stain, Varnish, Mineral spirits, Paint thinner/Stripper, Turpentine, Spray Paint Cans of all kinds.  Latex paint is NOT accepted, click HERE for latex paint disposal options.

AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS: Used motor oil and filters, Antifreeze, Batteries, Brake fluid, Gasoline, Transmission fluid, Waxes/polishes

FUELS: Kerosene, Home heating oil, Lighter fluid


AEROSOLS: All kinds

CLEANERS: Soaps and shampoos, Bathroom/kitchen cleaners, Waxes/polishes, Oven cleaner, Drain cleaner

ACIDS & BASES: Muriatic acid, Battery acid, TSP, Lye

PROPANE CYLINDERS: One-pound cylinders only. Gas grill size propane cylinders are NOT accepted, click HERE for disposal information for these larger tanks.

PHOTOGRAPHY CHEMICALS: Developer, Fixer, Stop bath

MERCURY: Thermometers, Thermostats, Liquid

BATTERIES: Household or alkaline batteries (any size), Rechargeable (used in power tools, phones, laptops, etc), Lithium, Button cell, Auto batteries, Motorcycle batteries, Boat batteries

SWIMMING POOL CHEMICALS: Chlorine, pH reducer, pH increaser

BEAUTY PRODUCTS: Hair spray, Perfume/cologne, Nail polish/remover

FLUORESCENT LIGHTS: Compact, 8-foot tubes & shorter, Circular

ADHESIVES: Caulk, Glue

MEDICAL WASTE: Outdated medicine, Pills (either in original container or combined into a baggie), Liquid, Medical sharps (in a puncture proof container). There are more options available for safe disposal of pills and liquid medication - click HERE for a list of other drop-off sites.

MISCELLANEOUS: Cooking oil, Crack filler, Driveway sealer, Roof coating.

ELECTRONICS: computer monitors ($5/CRT monitor hazardous waste fee), televisions ($10/tube TV hazardous waste fee), computer peripherals, printers, DVR/DVD players, phones, microwaves, small and large appliances, all household and office electronics, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, stereos, chain saws, push lawn mowers, power tools, anything with a cord or that runs on batteries.  Electronics will be collected and recycled by Green Earth Electronics Recycling of St. Joseph, MI.  Green Earth Electronics Recycling's facility is located at 3621 Tennis Court, St. Joseph, across from the Southshore Racquetball Club.  They have regular electronics recycling drop off hours of Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., excluding holidays.  Contact Green Earth at 269-326-1232.


Click on the 'non-accepted' items below for a list of disposal and recycling options.

Latex Paint
Fireworks & Ammo
Grill Size & Larger Propane Tanks
Empty Containers
Fire Extinguishers



April 8, Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor campus.

May 16, Saturday, 8 a.m. - Noon, SOUTHEAST BERRIEN COUNTY LANDFILL RECYCLE STATION, 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan.

June 20, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., NEW BUFFALO TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT, 17655 Clay Street, near the Rt. 12/Red Arrow Hwy/Clay St. intersection, New Buffalo.

August 19, Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., LOVE CREEK NATURE CENTER, 9292 Huckleberry Rd., Berrien Center. 

September 26, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., SILVER BEACH COUNTY PARK, 101 Broad St., below the bluff, St. Joseph.  See map below.  Enter Silver Beach at the Main Park Entrance at the end of Broad Street (below the bluff).  Follow the Recycling Event signs and arrows.  The collection will be set up in the parking lot area marked in red, below. 

October 17, Saturday, 8 a.m. - Noon, SOUTHEAST BERRIEN COUNTY LANDFILL RECYCLE STATION, 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan. Along with the household hazardous waste and electronics, residents can bring personal documents for on-site shredding to this October 17th event. The shredding service is done on site and is sponsored by the Southeast Berrien County Landfill Authority, making the service free to residents.



The Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste Center is open year around and is FREE for Berrien County residents to use. Berrien County residents must show ID with address when using this facility. Learn more at http://www.kalcounty.com/hhw or call the K'zoo County HHW Hotline 269-373-5211.

  • If you are unable to make it to a Berrien County collection event listed above, consider asking a friend, neighbor, co-worker, family member or hire a Handyman Service to take your materials for you.
  • For a list of other Battery recycling options, click HERE.
  • For a list of other Used Motor Oil recycling options, click HERE.
  • For a list of other Antifreeze options, see the Jackie Taglia Recycling Center, click HERE.
  • For a list of other Medical Waste (pills) disposal options, click HERE.
  • For a list of other Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb recycling options, click HERE.
  • For a list of other Electronics recycling options, click HERE.

QUESTIONS? Call (269) 983-7111 Ext. 8234 or click HERE to email the County Environmental Property Manager.

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