2021 Van Buren County Recycling Collections

Collections are free to all Van Buren County residents, landowners, schools, and municipalities. The collections are not open to businesses (except the large tire collections). To show you’re eligible for free drop-off, please bring your ID or tax bill with a Van Buren address to collections.

All 2021 Collections have occurred already. The 2022 events are being scheduled currently and will be posted once they are finalized. 

Tires must be RSVP’d to be accepted. For 2022 Passenger Tire Collections, we will post a form once the collections dates and locations are finalized; Part 2 will be sent thereafter and must also be filled out. You can fill out this Large Tire Collection form to be contacted when we schedule 2022 collections.

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | South Haven Public Works Building | 1199 8th Avenue, South Haven
    • What Will Be Collected: large tires, tractor tires
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM | South Haven Public Works Building | 1199 8th Avenue, South Haven
    • What Will Be Collected: large tires, tractor tires
  • Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Village of Decatur Transfer Station | 300 W Beers Street, Decatur
    • What Will Be Collected: passenger tires and electronics
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Covert Township Transfer Station | 76890 34th Avenue, Covert
    • What Will Be Collected: passenger tires and electronics
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Van Buren Youth Fairground | 55670 CR 681, Hartford
    • What Will Be Collected: passenger tires and electronics
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Van Buren County Mental Health | 801 Hazen Street, Paw Paw
    • What Will Be Collected: passenger tires, electronics, household hazardous waste, and paint
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Columbia Township Transfer Station | 52 ½ Street, Breedsville, MI – a ½ mile north of CR 380
    • What Will Be Collected: passenger tires and electronics
  • Monday, July 12, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Van Buren County Building & Grounds | 753 Hazen Street, Paw Paw
    • What Will Be Collected: large tires, tractor tires
  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Van Buren County Building & Grounds | 753 Hazen Street, Paw Paw
    • What Will Be Collected: large tires, tractor tires
  • Saturday, August 7, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | South Haven Public Works Building | 1199 8th Avenue, South Haven
    • What Will Be Collected: passenger tires, electronics, household hazardous waste, and paint

Important to Keep In Mind

  • Bring a valid ID to show you are a Van Buren County resident or landowner and therefore eligible for the free services.
  • Only 10 tires per resident address will be accepted per collection.
  • To bring tires to collection events, you MUST fill out the form above before the day of the event to RSVP the tires.
  • Tire RSVP lists fill up fast, so fill out the Part 1 form today! The RSVP list will be checked at the event to verify we have space for your tires.
  • Call the office with any questions about what forms of household hazardous waste will be accepted.
  • Used, non-contaminated motor oil will NOT be accepted at collection events; see “Oil” in A-Z categories below for year-round disposal opportunities.

Printable Flyers to Advertise – Coming Soon

Free Community Cleanup Days

Check with your Village, City, or Township to see if and when it hosts free community cleanup days. Oftentimes, these dump days will also include recycling opportunities.