Programs coordinated by Eaton County's Department of Resource Recovery are made possible through a surcharge paid by Eaton County residents on their waste hauling bill at a rate of $0.60 per month. The purpose of the ordinance, and of all of the programs offered by the department, are to implement and support the goals of the Eaton County Solid Waste Management Plan. A copy of the Eaton County Solid Waste Ordinance of 1993 can be found here.
Recycling and safe disposal programs are designed to assist residents in the disposal of everyday household goods deemed hazardous to the environment if improperly handled. A list of those programs are as follows:
- Compact Florescent Light Bulbs & Fluorescent Light Tubes
- Cooking Oil
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Scrap Tires
Funding is also made available to local recycling programs through a Solid Waste Alternative Grant process. Local recycling centers that are participating in this grant program are open and available to all Eaton County residents. To find a complete list of current local participating centers visit our Recycling Centers page.
Educational and informational programs are also provided by the department. These programs relate to solid waste issues such as recycling, composting, resource conservation, etc. To find more information visit our Educational Programs page.
Questions about the Eaton County Solid Waste Ordinance of 1993, any supported department programs, the Solid Waste Alternative Grant program, or any other department related question can be directed to Eaton County's Department of Resource Recovery.