Solid Waste Program Announces April Events Calhoun County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 1, 2022
Calhoun County will hold two free recycling events during the month April. Both events will be held at Bailey Park, 1350 Capital Ave., NE., Battle Creek. Entrance to these events will be from Wagner Dr. only. These events are for residential material only and are open to all Calhoun County residents. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles.  Electronics and Scrap MetalThursday, April 14, 2022Noon to 5:30 p.m. (Line will be cut off at the Wagner Dr. park boundary at 5:30 p.m.)*All items containing refrigerant must be unloaded by 5:15 p.m.  Items Accepted:Electronics – camcorders, cameras, cellphones, computers, copiers, CRT monitors, DVD players, fax, hard drives, hubs, kitchen electronic devices, laptops, LCD displays, optical drives, pagers, PDAs, printers, radios, scanners, servers, stereos, switches, telephone systems, TVs, UPS systems, VCRs, video game systems, wires and cables, and household batteries and car batteries. Scrap Metal – appliances (ovens, dishwashers, washers, dryers, freezers, refrigerators, AC units, and dehumidifiers) and scrap metal.
Household Hazardous WasteMonday, April 18, 20222:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Line will be cut off at the Wagner Dr. park boundary at 5:30 p.m.)  Items Accepted:Oil-based paint, fuels (in fuel cans), solvents, acids, bases, pesticides, household cleaners, mercury, medications, sharps (inside rigid puncture resistant container w/lid), household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, propane cylinders, gas cylinders (NO foam insulation), fire extinguishers, aerosol cans, PCB and non-PCB lamp ballasts, oxidizers, self-heating solids, flammable solids/liquids, toxic inorganics/organics, lighters, chlorophenols, lead, self-defense spray, peroxides, water-reactives, isocyanates, and cyanide.Please separate paint from the rest of your items and pack your items carefully, so they do not spill while in transport. We can’t guarantee that your containers will be returned.  Items NOT Accepted: latex paint, school chemicals, biologically active material, home-use insulation spraying cylinders, ammunitions, weapons, explosives, and radioactive material (includes smoke detectors).HHW collections do not include trash, tires, yard waste, construction/demolition waste, appliances, or industrial/business-generated waste. These items are not defined as household hazardous waste.
During both events, the entrance into Bailey Park from Capital Ave. NE will be closed.  Traffic will not be able to pass through the parking lot located where Wagner Drive and Roosevelt Avenue. merge. The barricades will be along Wagner Drive. At times during the events, the line could extend beyond the park boundary on to Wagner Drive. If traffic is heavy, Battle Creek Police may make the Emmett Street/Wagner Drive intersection right turn only for event participants. Click on map for details.
For information, contactSarah Kelly, Program Coordinator269-969-6395calhouncountymi.gov/recyclingCalhoun County Recycling on Facebook

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