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.

Local Events
2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Dates
  • Spring - Saturday, May 21, 9AM - 1PM
  • Fall - Saturday, September 17, 9AM - 1PM

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.

  • 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 and/or silver oxide batteries
  • liquid cleaners
  • heavy metal solutions
  • mercury-containing materials
  • motor oil
  • electronics
  • 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 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:
    • ACE Hardware, Hastings 269-945-2003;
    • Diamond Propane, Woodland 269-367-9700;
    • Ferrellgas, Hastings 269-945-2102;
    • Kent Oil and Propane, Nashville 517-852-9210. 
  • 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

HHW Summary (1)   Fall HHW Summary - Copy - Copy