Resource Recovery, Recycling & Reuse



Eaton County Department of Resource Recovery

Resource Recovery Coordinator: Jeff Krcmarik
1045 Independence Blvd 
Charlotte, MI 48813
Office: (517) 543-3686 

The Eaton County Department of Resource Recovery (ECDRR) is the designated implementing agency responsible for the development and administration of the  County Waste Management Plan under Public Act 641. In 1993, a Solid Waste Ordinance was enacted in Eaton County with the purpose of protecting and promoting public health, safety and welfare of residents. Through the Solid Waste Ordinance, solid waste collection, transportation, delivery and disposal can be regulated, residents and businesses are provided incentives to recycle in order to reduce the volume of solid waste disposed, and the environment is preserved and improved.

ECDRR is a resource to Eaton County residents. Tips on recycling, reuse and waste reduction are readily available during office hours, Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm at (517) 543-3686.

Special collection events are organized each year to accommodate the proper disposal of wastes such as Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Scrap Tires, Books, and more. Click on UPCOMING EVENTS for details.  Year-round programs include Collection Points for the following: Household Batteries, Cell Phones, Mercury Thermometers, and Cooking Oil Recovery. The Freon Recovery Credit Program and a Medical Sharps Mail-Back Program are also available. Click on Resource Recovery Programs for details.

ECDRR provides information from local recycling centers but each center operates under the municipality in which it resides. For answers to questions on recycling in your neighborhood, call your local city or village hall.




Watch the website for additional information.

Please remember: medications are accepted at any of the three Household Hazardous Waste events. Just make sure to register for any of the three events either online via the link next to their name below, or by calling (517) 543-3686


The events listed below are availble to all Eaton County residents! 

Apr 14 Recycle Rama (Lansing) 
Apr 21 Meridian Regional Recycling Event (Okemos) 
May 12

Spring Clean Up (Delta Township) Flyer      Online Registration


June 23 Recycling Fever (Charlotte) Flyer       Online Registration
Aug 25 Recycle-Palooza (Charlotte) Flyer        Online Registration

Pesticide Collection (Lansing)
Every Tuesday & Thursday from 2pm - 6pm

Sep 29 Meridian Regional Recycling Event (Okemos)