How to Reuse, Recycle, and Dispose of Your Refuse
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.
Where to Reuse, Recycle, and Dispose of Your Refuse
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!
A list of 7 simple steps you can take to help take care of our natural resources.
A helpful listing of inexpensive ways to take care of our shared natural resources along with some reasons to make these changes along with some information on larger investments in green living.
An informative page from the Bottle Store with detailed tips and tricks for improved reduction, reuse, and recycling. Be sure to always follow your hauler’s or transfer station’s recycling guidelines most closely.
A resource that shares the basics of glass recycling along with many additional resources with which you can learn more about glass recycling.
A compilation of seven ways you can integrate your care for the environment with how you manage your finances.
A guide from Rider University Online to help small businesses and individuals who want to go green and become more energy efficient.
A compilation of resources for the eco-friendly pet-owner. Predation, waste, and food production can all have negative environmental impacts. Luckily, options for sustainable pet ownership are constantly expanding.
EGLE (formerly DEQ) has put together an easy-to-use Household Drug Take Back Map to help you find locations to dispose of your medications. You can access the map here.
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.
Did you know EGLE (formerly DEQ) has two recycling directories aimed at connecting everyone with useful recycling opportunities near them?
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!