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Hazardous Waste

Provided by the Allegan County Resource Recovery
and the Annual Recycle Surcharge

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

Many pesticides, cleaning products and paints contain toxic chemicals which should not be disposed of with household trash. Use these products up, give them away, or make an appointment for one of the household hazardous waste collection days listed below. If none of these dates is convenient, call Resource Recovery, (269) 673-5415 to make other arrangements.

Appointments are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Allegan County Health Department, 2233 33rd St., Allegan
    For appointments call Resource Recovery, (269) 673-5415
The following residential substances are accepted:
  • Pesticides
  • Weed Killers
  • Cleaners & Polishes
  • Aerosols
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Asphalt & Roofing Tar
  • Oil Based Paint Products (Thinners, Solvents, Varnish)
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Home Repair Products (Glue & Cement)
  • Unwanted or Expired Medications

NO smoke detectors, explosives or latex paints. Water based paints can be solidified with sawdust or kitty litter and safely disposed of with household trash. Residential materials only Commercial wastes cannot be accepted.


With only a little effort you can compost kitchen scraps and raked leaves in your own back yard. Grass clippings can also be added to the mixture but, unless grass is long or wet when mowed, it's best to leave clippings right on the lawn where they act as a natural fertilizer. Call Resource Recovery for a free brochure on home composting.

Questions? Call Resource Recovery (269) 673-5415