Recycle Day

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Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on the Recycle Day events this year. In response to the high demand for appointments, the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC) is now offering an appointment drawing for the next Recycle Day events. We hope this drawing will provide a fair and equitable chance of receiving an appointment.

You can enter your information for the drawing beginning on July 2nd at 9AM through July 3rd at 5PM, for the July 16th event. Residents will be randomly selected and will receive an email with event details on July 8th. At the event, you will be required to show identification and your email verification. Those who are not randomly chosen will also be notified via email.

Please go to GCMPC’s Eventbrite page at: tinyurl.com/yc3a3cp4 to enter your information.

Since 2019, there has been an approximately 400% increase in the cost of Recycle Day events. The huge increase limits GCMPC from serving the same number of residents as in previous years. We are diligently working toward developing a permanent household hazardous waste drop off facility that will replace the event format and allow more residents to dispose hazardous waste. Demolition is currently taking place on the site of the future Genesee County recycling facility. Follow the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission Facebook page and the GCMPC website at: http://gcmpc.org/environmental/ for updates as work progresses on our new permanent facility.

Participants of Recycle Day events 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 waterways and community spaces.

If you have any questions, please email Recycle@geneseecountymi.gov. If you are unable to attend a Recycle Day event, please visit the drop off center directory at: http://gcmpc.org/drop-off-center-directory/ 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

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2024 Tire Recycling Event. Stay tuned for information about tire recycling in 2025.

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

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 Recycle@geneseecountymi.gov or call (810) 762-7744.