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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Barry County holds several 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. 

2022 HHW Dates in May and September TBA!

Local Recycling News
Look for the monthly recycling column in The Reminder starting October 2021

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. 
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State of Michigan Recycling News
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