Resource Recovery Programs

Green School Program

Does your school want to be recognized as a Green School? For more information and where to find resources.Green School Toolkit  

Science Adventure Camp

Attention 4th and 5th graders! Eaton County Parks and Rec along with Resource Recovery and the City of Charlotte, host a science adventure camp  in June.  The focus of the camp is to learn more about our natural environment and have fun doing so. Go to Eaton County Parks and Rec programs and events page to register.  Science adventure camp registration 

Medical Sharps/Unused Pharmaceutical Disposal

Residents can utilize local participating pharmacies (PDF) to obtain secure, mail-back Sharps containers. For unused pharmaceutical disposal in your area. State of Michigan Link

Mercury Thermometer Exchange Program

Nearly fifteen years ago, the Department started collecting mercury thermometers from Eaton County residents. In return for bringing in mercury thermometers, each participant receives a digital thermometer, free of charge.

Please bring your Mercury Thermometer to the Eaton County Resource Recovery Department.

Household Battery Collection Points

Check out lots of places to drop off household batteries (PDF)! Please make sure to tape the circuits of any batteries larger than 9 volts and the circuits of any lithium batteries before dropping them off.

Cooking Oil Recovery Program

In 2007, the Department of Resource Recovery asked Eaton County Recycling Centers to act as drop-off point for the collection of cooking oil. Yes, cooking oil. This substance is very bad for drains and septic systems and wastewater treatment plants are not adequately equipped to handle the material. If left in trash, it can attract unwanted pests. Eaton County residents the opportunity to pour off their cooking oil at various locations (PDF).