Recycling Events & Special Collection Programs

Recycling Events 

Eaton County's Department of Resource Recovery would like to thank all participants, volunteers, and vendors who helped make the Department's 2022 collection events a success!

2023 Resource Recovery Collection Events

ECDRR organizes annual events to accommodate the proper disposal of wastes such as:

  • Electronics
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Scrap Tires

These events are open to all Eaton County residents but do require specific event registration for attendance. Event dates are announced annually in March. Registration is available online or by phone beginning annually on March 15. Events are held between May and August. Please check our "How Do I Recycle" tab for available alternative disposal options for common items!


ECDRR is always looking for volunteers to help make events and other recycling programs happen! There are only two restrictions: volunteers must be at least 16 years old and must have a volunteer application form on file (can be filled out the day of the event). Some of the benefits of volunteering for collection events include:  

  • Helping to reduce the amount of hazardous and/or recyclable waste sent to landfills and combustion facilities.
  • Free refreshments (coffee, doughnuts, & fresh fruit in the morning and pizza/sandwiches, chips, soda pop, & more in the afternoon)
  • Free disposal of ALL items accepted at the events regardless of residency.

Volunteer registration information is listed under each individual event when they become available. For additional information about volunteering please contact our office