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Montcalm Recycling Programs

Drop Off Recycling 

Currently there are six drop off locations located in Lakeview, Edmore, Carson City, Stanton, Crystal and Howard City. These locations are available for use for Montcalm County residents. Residents should properly dispose of recyclables and follow all directions posted at these locations.

Recycling Site Locations
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Mid-Michigan District Health Department

615 N. State Street, Stanton, MI 48888

Hours: 24/7


Edmore Department of Public Works

110 Quicksilver Lane, Edmore, MI 48829

Hours: 24/7

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Carson City Department of Public Works

818 N. Williams Street, Carson City, MI 48811

Hours: 24/7


Village of Lakeview Complex 

208 S. Lincoln Ave, Lakeview, MI 48850

Hours: 24/7

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Crystal Township and Community Center 

217 W. Park Street, Crystal, MI 48818

Hours: 24/7

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 City Complex

220 White Street, Howard City, MI 49329

Hours: 24/7

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

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

Questions about specific items? Call (989) 831-4212 x105 for more information.
Electronic Recycling Site - CLOSED

As the resource recovery program transitions into the hands of the Montcalm County Materials Management Planning Committee, we are no longer able to accept electronics for recycling.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Contact the Montcalm County Materials Planning Committee via the County Controller Office at 989-831-7300.

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
(616) 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

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.***


Corewell Health Greenville Walk-In Clinic

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

(616) 754-4685

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

(616) 794-0940

***Corewell/Spectrum locations may only accept sharps from patients. Sharps brought to Corewell/Spectrum locations must be in a medical sharps container. A sharps container exchange program may be available. Call for hours of operation.***

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