Recycle Day

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The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC) is pleased to announce the 2024 Recycle Day event schedule for household hazardous waste and electronics collection. After multiple years of successful appointment only events, this format will continue into 2024. With appointments, residents will experience decreased wait times when dropping off their items. By attending these events, participants are supporting Genesee County’s goal of healthy, livable, and safe communities by taking part in a structured and organized approach to dealing with materials that pose a risk to Genesee County landfills, waterways, and community spaces.

Four Recycle Day events will be held May through August, occurring on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The 2024 Recycle Day events are as follows:

May 21, 2024 (registration opens on May 7th at 9AM)

June 18, 2024 (registration opens on June 4th at 9AM)

July 16, 2024 (registration opens on July 2nd at 9AM)

August 20, 2024 (registration opens on August 6th at 9AM)

Appointment registration will open two weeks prior to each event at 9 AM. Timeslots for appointments and the event location will only be released when securing an appointment through GCMPC’s Eventbrite registration. Click Here for Registration Info or visit  

Proof of registration is required, in digital or printed format, to enter the event site.

If you have any questions, please email If you are unable to attend a Recycle Day event, please visit the drop off center directory at: to find other locations to dispose of your hazardous waste and electronics.

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

Items Accepted at Recycle DayItems 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
  • Large or Freon-Containing 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.
  • Appointments are required to attend Recycle Day events resulting in minimal wait times of 5 – 10 minutes.
  • 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.

Tire Recycling Event

Check back here in 2024 for information on the 2024 tire recycling events.

Free Latex Paint Recycling Program

Genesee County residents are able to drop-off latex paint for free at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 101 Burton Street, Flint, MI 48503 from 9:30AM – 4:00PM Tuesday through Saturday. Also, latex paint can be disposed-of at Genesee County Recycle Day events or by referring to this guide.

If you have any questions, please email or call (810) 762-7744.