Muskegon County Household Hazardous Waste/Recycling and Tire Events

Muskegon County is partnering with other municipalities and organizations to hold recycling and tire collection events spring through fall 2017 for Muskegon County residents.

 

Muskegon, MI – Over the past 5 years, Muskegon County and the City of Muskegon have been teaming up to host the Muskegon County Recycling Events for Muskegon County residents. Each event is estimated to serve approximately 600 Muskegon County residents to remove problem waste from the waste stream. This service helps to reduce environmental impacts and provide Muskegon County residents a free outlet to dispose/recycle their unwanted and possibly harmful materials.

Muskegon County Department of Public Works (DPW) provides funding and coordination of these events. “Since 2012 we’ve seen over 2,300 residents drop off over 10,000 gallons of hazardous waste, 63,000 lbs. of electronics, 13,000 tires, and 28,000 lbs. of sensitive documents for shredding, all of which were treated and recycled. Residents really appreciate this service,” says Commissioner Susie Hughes, Chair of the Muskegon County Board of Public Works. “Trained volunteers, most of which are county employees, staff the event and do a really fantastic job,” Commissioner Hughes points out.

 

The 2017 Muskegon County Recycling Events will take place on Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day!) and October 21 from 9am-1pm at 1350 E. Keating Ave. for Muskegon County residents only (NO business waste). The services will include: sensitive document destruction, collection of car and truck tires with or without the rims, collection of electronics (including tube and projection TVs and computer monitors), and household hazardous waste (including vehicle fluids, batteries, CFL light bulbs, florescent tubes, oil-based paints [NO latex paint], fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) collection for treatment and proper recycling. Future events will take place on the 4th Saturday in April and the 3rd Saturday in October. Call Muskegon County Solid Waste at 231-724-6001 or visit www.co.muskegon.mi.us/hhw for details. Also find the event on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/SustainableMuskegon/ .

 

Tire ONLY Collection LocationsDates/Times
Fruitport Township Hall

5865 Airline Rd., Fruitport, MI 49415

5/13/2017

9am-2pm

Mullally Park

1478 Horton Rd., Muskegon, MI 49445

6/3/2017

9am-2pm

Whitehall High School

3100 W. White Lake Dr., Whitehall, MI 49461

6/10/2017

9am-2pm

Cedar Creek Township Hall

6556 Sweeter Rd., Twin Lake, MI 49457

7/22/2017

9am-2pm

For the 4th year in a row, Muskegon County will be coordinating four TIRE ONLY collection events throughout the county.  Muskegon County DPW coordinates these events and partners with municipalities and organizations to make these free to ALL Muskegon County residents (NO business waste) at any location. Since 2013, these events alone have collected nearly 20,000 tires from residents. This year they will be held at the dates and locations listed below. The funding for these events is from the 2017 Scrap Tire Grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. More information can be found at www.sustainablewww.muskegon.org or by contacting the Muskegon County Sustainability Office at 231-724-8846 or search for Sustainable Muskegon on various social media platforms to stay connected.

 

About Muskegon County: Muskegon County is located in West Michigan, bordering the shores of Lake Michigan. With a population of over 170,000, Muskegon County offers West Michigan’s largest deep water port and is a logistical hub located in the fast-growing Muskegon/Holland/Grand Rapids Combined Statistical Area.