Landfill Prohibited Materials

Berrien County is home to 3 solid waste landfills: 

  • Forest Lawn Landfill, Three Oaks, 756-9252
  • Orchard Hill Landfill, Watervliet, 463-5588
  • Southeast Berrien County Landfill, Buchanan, 695-2500

Residential customers are prohibited from disposing the following items into Solid Waste Landfills in Michigan (see appropriate section in this guide for disposal/recycling alternatives):

  • Beverage Containers - 1 gallon or less and are either soft drink, non-alcoholic carbonated drink, beer/malt drink, or mixed wine/spirit drink.
  • Used Oil
  • Whole Motor Vehicle Tires
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Yard Clippings - defined as grass clippings, vegetable or other garden debris, shrubbery, or tree trimmings less than 4 feet long and 2 inches in diameter that can be composted

Go to www.michigan.gov/deqwaste or call the Environmental Assistance Center, 800-662-9278, for more details about these and other landfill prohibited waste materials.


 
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