News & Events
It’s important to be in the know when it comes to local, county and statewide information pertaining to solid waste reduction, recycling, burning and other tidbits and facts of interest. This page will be the place to find information on upcoming recycling events, clean-up days, scrap tire collection events, etc. You’ll find what you need here!
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Barry County holds two Household Hazardous Waste, Tire, and Medicine Collections each year. These collections take place in the spring and fall at the Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 N. M-37, Hastings. The collections are sponsored by the Barry County Solid Waste Oversight Committee with support from the Barry County Fair Board, Waste Management, BEDHD, Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force, Sheriff’s Department, and local pharmacies.
For information regarding what materials are accepted, not accepted and how to handle not accepted materials visit the Household Hazardous Waste page.
2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Dates
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Click here or on the picture below to view the Event Flier
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Local Recycling News
Recycling Mini-grants Available
Barry County Solid Waste Oversight Committee offers mini-grants to start or expand recycling programs. For more information contact the Barry-Eaton Health Department at 269-945-9516.
2019 Mini-Grant Cover Letter
2019 Mini-Grant Outline and Application
Recycling Assessment Report
Going Blue to Go Green 5-4-17
Inappropriate Use Threatens City Recycling Program 6-15-17
New County Recycling Coordinator 6-29-17
City Council Hears About Compost... 7-27-17
City Giving No Refuge for Rogue Refuse 8-3-17
Recycling Remains Important Topic in Barry County 8-24-17
Report Sheds Light on Better Recycling Policy in Barry County 5-17-18
Misuse Continues at City Compost Site 6-14-18
Recycling Coordinator Thinks Ed is the Key to Participation 7-26-18
State of Michigan Recycling News
Michigan's Recycling Plan of Action
Governor's Recycling Initiative
Michigan Recycling Measurement Report 2016
Michigan's Solid Waste Policy
DEQ Grant Programs
DEQ Rural Electronics Recycling Grant Press Release