Garbage and Recycling

Collections

  • Garbage is collected once per week on Wednesdays 
  • Recycling is collected every four weeks on normal collection day (see schedule for dates)
  •  2020 Garbage and Recycling Schedule

Guidelines 

  • Place all garbage materials in your garbage cart, and all recycling materials in your cart with the yellow (or light blue) lid. Any materials outside of your cart will not be collected. Contact Republic Services if you need to schedule a special pickup.
  • If you do not have a trash and/or recycling cart, you may contact Republic Services at 269-465-3773 or 800-677-1083 or visit RepublicServices.com 
  • Please have your containers out for collection by 6 a.m. the day of your scheduled pickup.
  • Click here for additional information on recycling Republic Services Recycling Requirements

Household Hazard Waste Recycling

Berrien County has set the household hazardous waste collection dates for 2019.  Details including a schedule are available on the County’s web site or by calling the County Environmental Specialist at (269) 983-7111 ext. 8234

Recycling

Below is a listing of acceptable and non-acceptable items

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Magazines
Catalogs
Junk Mail
Office Paper
Phone Books
Brochures
Newspapers

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Cardboard

Cardboard
Paper Bags
Paperboards

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Plastic

Plastic jugs/bottles
(#1 & #2)
Household plastic
(#3 - #7)

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Metal

Aluminum cans
Steel and tin cans

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Glass

Clear and colored glass


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Non-Recyclable Items

Paper milk or juice cartons
Sytrofoam
Containers/packing
Propane tanks
Paint or Oil Cans
Medical Waste
Liquids of any kind
Plastic Bags & Bubble Wrap
Chemical/Household Cleaners
Pizza Boxes