Resource Recovery - Recycling


Eaton County Department of Resource RecoveryThe 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 through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 517-543-3686.

Recycling Centers

Eaton County is home to seven local recycle centers. Visit our Eaton County Recycle Center Map to find a center near you! Click each green recycle icon to see that locations hours and a link to additional information such as accepted materials, contact information, and hours of operation. 

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.

Special Collection Events

Special collection events are organized each year to accommodate the proper disposal of wastes such as:

  • Books
  • Medications
  • Electronics
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Scrap Tires

Year-round programs include Collection Points for the following:

  • Cell Phones
  • Cooking Oil Recovery
  • Household Batteries
  • Mercury Thermometers

The Freon Recovery Credit Program and a Medical Sharps Mail-Back Program are also available.

2019 Resource Recovery Events

Make sure to register for any of the three events either online or by calling 517-543-3686. The events listed are available to all Eaton County residents! Want to volunteer?

  • August 24, 2019 - Recycle-Palooza (Charlotte)
  • May to September: Hazardous Waste Collection (Lansing) for more information go to Ingham County 's HHW webpage
    • Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • September 28, 2019 - Meridian Regional Recycling Event (Okemos) for  more information go to Meridian go green page