Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste (HHW) and pesticides are materials that are harmful to residents, pets, lakes, drinking water, and the environment if not disposed of properly. Look here to find information about handling hazardous materials, locations that accept them for recycling, and announcements about collection events.

Local Events

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, and local pharmacies.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Dates
  • 2022 Dates in May and September TBA
Fall HHW Summary

  • 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
  • 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.)
  • asbestos
  • electronics
  • latex paint
  • propane tanks
  • commercially generated waste
  • radioactive material
  • explosives
  • unknown wastes
  • console and projection televisions
  • speakers in wooden cases
  • tires heavily caked with dirt

Handling materials on the NOT ACCEPTED list.


Hastings Landfill accepts friable and non-friable asbestos.  Call for handling instructions 269-948-6605.


see section below (includes console and projection televisions and speakers in wooden cases. 

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 waste

contact waste haulers in your area.  You can find this information by clicking here.

Radioactive material

depending on the material, it may be necessary to contact the manufacturer directly for disposal instructions.


Barry County Sheriff's Department, Hastings 269-948-4801. Call for handling instructions. 

Unknown wastes

consult 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 it's 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

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