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•   About Recycling



Yankee Springs Township now offers several recycling options to the
residents of Yankee Springs Township.

  1. A Papergator.  The Papergator gobbles up clean newsprint, catalogs and magazines, junk mail, phone books, office/school paper,and  hard and soft cover books.  However, the Papergator chokes on all kinds of cardboard.  So please be kind, and do not put any cardboard into the Papergator.  This container is emptied every week on Thursday.  For further information, please see the Papergator website.
  2. A Metal recycle container.  Please put all kinds of clean metal into the metal recycler.  This includes tin cans, any other metal containers and aluminum.
  3. A General recycle container.  Please put all clean and flattened cardboard, plastic containers, milk jugs, and glass jars with lids removed into this container.  This container is emptied twice a week on Monday and Friday mornings.
Do not put any plastic bags in the recycle containers or leave outside of the containers.  All plastic bags should go directly into your trash!!

Please be courteous and do not leave any items outside of the bins. 
If the bins are full, please return later with your recyclables.

Because we do not wish to establish a rodent buffet,
please insert cleaned items only in the bins.

In addition, the Barry County Health Department offers a Household Hazardous Waste collection two times a year, in May and September, at the Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 N M-37 Highway.    Among the items collected are:
  1. Household and Automobile Batteries.
  2. Aerosol cans.
  3. Pesticides and chemicals.
  4. Oil-based Paints.
  5. Acids and solvents.
  6. Prescription Drugs and over the counter medicines with original labels attached.
  7. Motor Oil.
  8. Tubular fluorescent and CFL bulbs.
Also scrap and junk tires are collected for a nominal disposal fee at the Barry County Fairgrounds.  For further information, please see the Barry County Health Department website.

Motor Oil recycling is available at the Elite Auto Clinic of Gun Lake located at 12223 W M-179.  Please call 269-795-9277 for hours of operation.

For Electronics recycling, please see www.comprenew.org.