Open to Berrien County Residents Only - Please No Businesses
Berrien County does NOT have a permanent hazardous waste drop-off site and will only accept materials during the dates and times listed below. Other drop-off points for household hazardous waste are listed at the bottom of the page.
Berrien County Household Hazardous Waste Collections
PAINT PRODUCTS: Oil based paint (latex paint is NOT accepted, click HERE for latex paint disposal options), Stain, Varnish, Mineral spirits, Paint thinner/Stripper, Turpentine, Spray Paint Cans (all kinds).
AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS: Used motor oil and filters, Antifreeze, Batteries, Brake fluid, Gasoline, Transmission fluid, Waxes/polishes
FUELS: Kerosene, Home heating oil, Lighter fluid
PESTICIDES/HERBICIDES: All kinds
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 (not gas grill size, click HERE for disposal information)
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MEDICAL WASTE: Outdated medicine, Pills (either in original container or combined into a baggie), Liquid, Medical sharps (in a puncture proof container).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.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED - unless otherwise noted
Click on the 'non-accepted' items below for a list of disposal and recycling options.
Fireworks & Ammo
Computers/Electronics - Will be accepted at the Oct. 19, 2013 Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Grill Size & Larger Propane Tanks
The 2013 Berrien County Household Hazardous Waste Collections
April 10, 3-7 p.m., LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor campus. Part of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Day collection event. Learn more by clicking HERE.
May 18, 8 a.m. - Noon, SOUTHEAST BERRIEN COUNTY LANDFILL RECYCLE STATION, 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan. Electronics (computers, TV's, appliances, anything with a cord or battery) will also be accepted for recycling at this event. A recycling fee of $5/computer monitor and $10/tube TV will be charged. The E-Waste recycling service will be provided by Green Earth Electronics Recycling. An on-site shredding truck will be on-site to shred personal documents. Shredding is sponsored by the Southeast Berrien County Landfill Authority.
June 12, 3-7 p.m., LAKESHORE HIGH SCHOOL, 5771 Cleveland Ave., corner of Cleveland & John Beers Rd., Stevensville
June 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., RIVER VALLEY SENIOR CENTER, 13321 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, north of Chikaming Township Hall
July 20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., WATERVLIET HIGH SCHOOL, 450 E. Red Arrow Highway/St. Joseph St, Watervliet
August 21, 3-7 p.m., BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR GROUNDS, 9122 US-31, Fair Grounds office parking lot, Berrien Springs
September 14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, 2106 M-139, corner of Starlite Dr. and M-139, Benton Harbor
September 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., NEW BUFFALO CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT, North Harrison Street, New Buffalo
October 19, 8 a.m. - Noon, SOUTHEAST BERRIEN COUNTY LANDFILL RECYCLE STATION, 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan. The S.E.B.C. Landfill Authority has arranged for the collection of all consumer electronics to occur at this event. Green Earth Electronics Recycling will collect e-waste for recycling. Recycling fee of $5/computer monitor & $10/tube TV will be charged. All other items are free. Residents can also bring in personal documents to be shred on-site at this event.
OTHER DROP-OFF OPTIONS
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.
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, call the K'zoo County HHW Hotline 269-373-5211, or call the Berrien County Environmental Specialist for more information 269-983-7111 x8234.
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.
QUESTIONS? Call (269) 983-7111 Ext. 8234 or click HERE to email the County Environmental Specialist.