Drop-Off Center Directory
Genesee County Special Waste Drop-off Locations
Not sure where to recycle a particular item? This list provides locations and accepted materials.
Cell Phone Recycling
See what options are available for you to recycle your cell phone or other electronic device.
Best Buy recycles electronics and appliances through their stores. Check out this link to view their accepted items.
Check with your local waste hauler on their policies for picking up bulky items in your community.
Although electronics are accepted at Genesee County Recycle Day events, this list provides a list of companies that also collect electronics for recycling.
Free Cycle Network
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,194 groups with 8,557,109 members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. Membership is free.
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. Please view the list of items not accepted through this program. Also, latex paint can be disposed-of at Genesee County Recycle Day events or by referring to this guide.
Ink Cartridge Recycling
Check out this free mail-in ink cartridge recycling service designed to help residents and businesses recycle their printer cartridges.
Medication and Sharps
Check out the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) map for locations where residents can take back unwanted household medication. Also, you can refer to this EGLE guide for proper sharps disposal.
Online Searchable Directory
Search for drop-off locations near you for specific items.
Check out this map of places to drop-off paper for recycling. Some community organizations, including schools and churches, participate in the paper retriever program where they can earn revenue based on the quantity of paper recycled through a large recycling container at their location. The best part is that these paper retriever containers can be used by the public. For more details on the paper retriever program, click this link.
This list provides contacts across Michigan who provide collection programs for pesticides if unable to attend a Genesee County Recycle Day event.
Residential Cooking Fats, Oil, and Grease Recycling Program
This program is administered through the Genesee County Drain Commission Water & Waste Services. Visit their website for information on drop-off locations and times.
Scrap Dog Recycling
Scrap Dog Recycling is a metal recycler located in Fenton. They accept many types of metals, unwanted vehicles, tools, and appliances.