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Reduce Reuse Recycle Day slated for Tuesday, April 12

The annual Reduce Reuse Recycle Day takes place from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor. This event is open to Berrien County residents only; business waste is not allowed. Please note, that participants must enter off of Yore Avenue and follow the Recycling Event signs.

This recycling collection event is drive-through only. Participants must remain in their vehicles. Staff and volunteers will unload items. Four different categories of items will be accepted.

  • Foam/Styrofoam: This includes foam ice chests, clean “to-go” food containers, egg cartons, foam block packaging, and pink and blue Styrofoam. The foam must be clean and dry. Not Accepted are soft foam such as packing peanuts and squishy foam.
  • Electronics: Anything with a cord and items that run on batteries, including computer equipment and accessories, small and large appliances, holiday string lights, etc., will be accepted. There is a $10 fee per computer monitor, $20 per television, and $10 per Freon containing items (i.e. air conditions, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, etc.). Fee payment is due at the event.  
  • Household Hazardous Waste: This includes home, garage, garden, yard, and workshop chemicals, cleaners, oils, fuels, solvents, pesticides, oil-based paint, etc. Also accepted are batteries of all sizes, fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, and home medical waste (pills, sharps, etc.). Latex paint is not accepted.   
  • Personal Documents for Shredding: Paper documents only, please, including office paper, mail, checkbooks, etc. Staples and paperclips are OK. Participants must remove all CDs, disks, driver’s licenses, binder clips, binders, plastic, metal, and any other non-paper before arriving at the event.     

For more recycling event information, visit, email, or call County Parks at 269-983-7111 Ext. 8232 or 8133.

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