Reuse – repurpose products for new uses or donate products for further use by others
Recycle – collect and process materials to turn them into new products
Refuse – municipal solid waste (household garbage)
Use the links below to learn where to reuse, recycle, and dispose of various items.
Acids & Bases
Ammunition, Firearms, & Weapons
Cardboard Beverage Cartons
Garden Flats & Pots
Hazardous Chemical Waste
Ink & Toner Cartridges
Oil & Oil Filters
Personal Beauty & Hygiene Products
Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, and Rodenticides
Plastic Drums & Barrels
Propane Tanks & Cylinders
StyrofoamTM/Polystyrene & Packing Materials
Wheelchairs, Canes, Crutches, & Walkers
Van Buren County Recycling Guide
A convenient listing of waste reduction and recycling opportunities along with tips on safer disposal alternatives for potentially hazardous waste. Download the printable Recycling Guide here or come into the district office or your township/village/city office to get your copy!
Sustainable Product Guide
A guide to cleaning product alternatives
A collection of guides with sustainability tips about glass, plastic, banking, pet ownership, and more!
Properly disposing of your medications protects human, animal, and environmental health. Flushing medications down the drain leads to trace amounts of drugs being found in our water.
One directory is geared towards residents, and the other directory is geared towards businesses.
If you’re a resident, check out the Michigan Recycling Directory by clicking on the banner!
If you’re a business, check out the Recycled Materials Market Directory by clicking on the banner!
To find out more about recycling in Michigan, click on the “Recycle, MI” logo below!
To access a list of safer cleaning and other products, visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice Program Product List!