Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste

Drop Off Recycling
Accepted Materials
  • Cardboard 

    • Flatten boxes, remove plastic and foam 

    • Tape and labels are OK

    • Clean pizza boxes are OK

  • Cartons 

    • Coated paperboard that has held a liquid including milk boxes, juice boxes, and broth. Keep caps on. ​

  • Glass Bottles & Jars ​

    • Clear and colored food or beverage glass​

    • Remove metal lids. Labels are OK

  • Plastic Bottles, Jugs, & Tubs​

    • Clean, rigid plastic only​ #1-7

    • Labels are OK

    • Rinse and keep cap on

  • Paper, Paperboard, & Magazines

    • Remove plastic bags​

    • No shredded paper

  • Metal Cans & Foil

    • Must be CLEAN​

    • Aerosol cans must be empty 

    • Labels are OK

Not Accepted
  • Anything Larger Than 2'x2'

  • Anything That Tangles

    • Includes chains, cords, cables, hoses, clothing, tarps​, tubing, and wires

  • Batteries

  • Doors 

  • Electronics (See Electronics Recycling Below)

  • Foam or foam containers 

  • Giftwrap

  • Hazardous Materials (see Household Hazardous Waste Collections)

  • Anything that ​is ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic

    • Includes propane and helium tanks 

  • Medical Waste (See Below)

    • Includes medication, needles, ​and IV bags

  • Mirrors

  • Packaging Materials 

  • No soft or flexible plastic-plastic bags, bread bags, bubble bags or newspaper bags

  • Pyrex and Bakeware

  • Shredded Paper

  • Window Glass

Questions about specific items? Call (989) 831-4606 x4 for more information. 

Download this guide to recycling: 

Recycling Site Locations

Carson City Department of Public Works

818 N. Williams Street, Carson City, MI 48811

Hours: 24/7

Crystal Township Building 

206 South Main Street, Crystal, MI 48818

Hours: 24/7

Edmore Department of Public Works

111 Quicksilver Lane, Edmore, MI 48829

Hours: 24/7

Lakeview Department of Public Works

10300 N. Street, Lakeview, MI 48850

Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 8p.m.

Mid-Michigan District Health Department

615 N. State Street, Stanton, MI 48888

Hours: 24/7

Electronic Recycling 
Collection Days




Free Electronic Recycling
Accepted Materials

Most office and household electronics including:

  • Cell Phones 

  • Computer Components & Accessories (laptops, monitors, keyboards, printers, speaker etc.)

  • Radios 

  • Microwaves

  • VCRs

  • TVs


NO big box appliances, refrigerators or items containing Freon including air conditioners & dehumidifiers.

Location & Hours

Location: Montcalm Conservation District

      77 S. State Street, Stanton, MI 48888

Hours:     By Appointment Only

Call (989) 831-4606 x 4 to Schedule an Appointment

The electronic recycling program is supported, in part, by the DEQ Rural Electronics Recycling Grant and the Montcalm County Solid Waste Committee.

Medication & Sharps
Medication Drop Box Locations

Disposing of medication in the trash or flushing down the toilet is unsafe. Proper disposal helps helps prevent childhood poisoning, reduces substance abuse, and protect water quality. 

Medication that has expired, is no longer needed, or can't be identified should be disposed of at one of these locations:

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office

659 N. State Street, Stanton, MI 48888
(989) 831-7590

125 Shaw Street, Howard City, MI 49329
(231) 937-4311

Carson City Police Department 

123 E. Main Street, Carson City, MI 48811
(989) 584-6448

Greenville Public Safely Department 

415 S. Lafayette St., Greenville, MI 48838
6(16) 754-7101

Lakeview Police Department

315 S. Lincoln St., Lakeview, MI 48850
(989) 352-6211

Please call for hours of operation. No sharps. 

Sharps Drop Box Locations

Sharps can be a danger to the public and environment if not disposed of properly. Safely dispose of sharps at one of these locations:

Mid-Michigan District Health Department
615 N. State Street, Stanton, MI 48888

(989) 831-3669

151 Commerce Drive, Ithaca, MI 48847

(989) 875-1002


Sharps must be in a medical sharps container or plastic laundry jug. Call for hours of operation.


Spectrum Greenville Convenient Care

1202 W. Oak Street, Suite 200, Entrance A, Greenville, MI 48838

(616) 754-4685


Spectrum Lakeview Family Medicine
418 Washington Avenue, Lakeview, MI 48850

(989) 352-6474

Spectrum Belding Family Medicine
1227 W. State Street, Belding, MI 48809

(616) 794-0940

Sharps brought to Spectrum locations must be in a medical sharps container.
A sharps container exchange program is available. Call for hours of operation.

Household Hazardous Waste

Montcalm Conservation District

77 South State Street

 Stanton, MI 48888

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

(989) 831-4212