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 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 or visit

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.