Recycle Day

 

All Recycle Day Appointments are Now Booked!

Due to the overwhelming support for this year’s Recycle Day events, the August 23rd event was switched to a new appointment-based format to better accommodate those attending the event. We would like to thank everyone who has participated so far this year.

Please also visit our Drop-Off Center Directory at http://gcmpc.org/drop-off-center-directory/ for other locations to drop off your hazardous waste and electronics.

This event will be held at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School: 1409 West Maple Ave, Flint, MI 48507

If you have any questions, please email Recycle@geneseecountymi.gov or visit http://www.gcmpc.org/recycle-day/.

We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience while we work to improve the Recycle Day event.

Thank you to all who participated in our 2021 Recycle Day Events – over 1,200 residents dropped-off thousands of pounds of hard-to-recycle materials!

See below for a list of items accepted/not accepted at Recycle Day:

Items Accepted at Recycle Day Items Not Accepted at Recycle Day
  • Aerosols
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Batteries (household/auto)
  • Biomedical Sharps (in rigid/sealed container)
  • Corrosives (acids/bases)
  • Electronics (all kinds)
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs & Tubes
  • Mercury
  • Oil Based & Latex Paints/Solvents
  • Pesticides & Herbicides
  • Prescription Medication
  • Propane Cylinders (up to 3o lbs. each)
  • Reactives & Oxidizers
  • Smoke Detectors
  • 55 Gallon Drums of Waste
  • Agricultural Tires & Waste
  • Ammunition
  • Appliances
  • Commercial Tires & Waste
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders (other than propane)
  • Construction Materials
  • Explosives & Fireworks
  • Garbage & Yard Waste
  • Industrial Tires & Waste
  • Paper for Shredding
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Tires
  • Weapons

  • Recycle Day events are held annually where residents are able to drop-off a variety of hard to dispose-of materials for free (see list above).
  • When coming to Recycle Day, event staff and directional signs will help guide the public to the entrance and into line.
  • Average wait times are about 15 – 30 minutes. However, wait times may be longer with a larger turnout.
  • Recycle Day staff will check you into the event by asking for your proof of registration.
  • Multiple stations will be available for you to drop-off items. Recycle Day staff will be positioned throughout the event to guide you in the proper direction.
  • Items brought to Recycle Day will be unloaded by event staff, so please stay in your vehicle at all times.
  • If you cannot make the Recycle Day event, see the Drop-Off Center Directory page or call the Recycle Hotline at (810) 762-7744 for other locations to take some of your hard-to-recycle items.