Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are any product or material that has one or more of the following properties: toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive and should never be disposed of in a landfill or incinerator. HHW is harmful to people, animals, and the environment if not disposed of properly.
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Local Events
Electronics Only Collection
  • Saturday, June 1, 9am - 1pm | Delton Kellogg High School
Household Hazardous Waste, Meds, Scrap Tires, and Electronics Collection
  • Saturday, May 18, 9am - 1pm | Barry County Fairgrounds
  • Saturday, September 7, 9am - 1pm | Barry County Fairgrounds

Barry County holds two Household Hazardous Waste and tire collection events each year in spring and fall at the Barry County Expo Center.
Sponsored by the Barry County Solid Waste Oversight Committee with support from the Barry County Fair Board, Waste Management, Barry Eaton District Health Department, Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force, Sheriff's Department, Hastings PADNOS, and local pharmacies.
The 2023 and 2024 electronics recycling collection is supported in part by the Rural Electronics Recycling grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
The scrap tire collection is supported in whole by the Scrap Tire Collection grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).

  • aqueous (containing water) acids and bases
  • oil-based paints
  • reactives
  • solvents
  • aerosol cans
  • automotive liquids
  • pesticides (liquids and solids)
  • light bulbs
  • automotive batteries
  • alkaline, nickel-cadmium, lithium ion, and silver oxide batteries
  • liquid cleaners
  • heavy metal solutions
  • mercury-containing materials
  • motor oil
  • electronics *$10 suggested donation for TVs and monitors - no freon containing devices
  • unused or expired medications and sharps. (Medications need to be in their original containers with the name of the drug clearly labeled.  Cross out any personal information on the containers)
  • tires (Limit 10 tires per car; only tires from households are accepted - not accepted from businesses.  First come, first serve basis until trailers are full.  Tires heavily caked with dirt will not be accepted.)
x asbestos
x latex paint
x propane tanks
x commercially generated waste
x radioactive material
x explosives
x freon containing devices
x unknown wastes
x tires heavily caked with dirt

Handling materials on the NOT ACCEPTED list.

  • Asbestos - Hastings Landfill accepts friable and non-friable asbestos.  Call for handling instructions 269-948-6605
  • Latex Paint - Dried latex paint can be disposed of with your regular household trash.  To dry it mix with kitty litter, shredded newspaper or sawdust.  Let dry completely before adding to waste container.
  • Propane Tanks - Return used propane tanks to a propane dealer in your area for safe disposal.
    Barry County Propane Companies:
    • Ferrellgas, Hastings 269-945-2102
  • Commercially generated wastecontact waste haulers in your area.  You can find this information by clicking here.
  • Radioactive materialdepending on the material, it may be necessary to contact the manufacturer directly for disposal instructions.
  • ExplosivesBarry County Sheriff's Department, Hastings 269-948-4801. Call for handling instructions.
  • Unknown wasteconsult with a hazardous waste company in your area that handles unidentified wastes.  Look for a disposal company that will follow EPA-compliant procedures on unknown wastes; be certain a certified technician takes a small sample, properly identifies it and its contents and will remove the hazardous waste following Department of Transportation (DOT) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations.
Electronic Waste (E-waste) Disposal
E-waste consists of the many components we have plugged in around the house; TVs, computers/laptops, computer monitors, miscellaneous cords, mice, keyboards, printers, scanners, fax machines, tablets/e-readers, music players, game consoles, cable/satellite boxes, small kitchen appliances, curling irons, etc. 


519 E Railroad St, Hastings, MI 49058 | (269) 945-3054
Open to the public Monday – Friday: 8AM – 4PM
Call to confirm accepted items

Additional E-Waste Resources:

Past Event Summaries
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Fall 2023 - Copy (2)    
2023 Spring HHW Summary    HHW Summary (4) - Copy   HHW Summary (1)   F21HHW Summary - Copy   S21HHW Summary - Copy
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