2024 Reduce Reuse Recycle Day

Event by Berrien County Recycling

Tue. April 09, 2024 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm

The annual Reduce Reuse Recycle Day takes place from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at the Benton Harbor Campus (Yore Avenue Entrance).

For Berrien County residents ONLY. Waste from businesses is NOT accepted.

Events are coordinated by the Berrien County Parks Department.

Donations are accepted to help pay for collection event costs.

Phone Extension: 8232 or 8133

- Household Hazardous Waste
- Electronics: some fees apply, payment due at the event
- Foam/Polystyrene
- Personal Documents for On-Site Shredding
- Used Bicycles

Household Hazardous Waste:
Home/garden/garage chemicals, used motor oil & filters, yard & garden chemicals, antifreeze, gasoline, stain, oil-based paint, varnish, household & automobile batteries, cleaners, paint thinner, unwanted pills and other medications, medical needles/sharps, mercury items, compact fluorescent light bulbs & tubes, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, small 1-lb propane cylinders, sterno canisters, adhesives, driveway sealer & more.

NOT ACCEPTED: gas grill size propane tanks, ammo, fireworks, and latex paint. See recycling & disposal options on the website.

Electronic Waste:
(fees apply on some items - payment goes to Green Earth Electronics Recycling)
Unwanted household electronic equipment that has a cord or is battery operated such as computer monitors ($10/monitor fee), printers, computers & accessories, phones, tablets, televisions ($20/TV fee), power tools, routers, DVD/VCR players, small & large appliances, Freon containing items ($10/item fee), holiday light strings, cameras, printer/ink cartridges, stereo equipment, vacuum cleaners, etc.

Recycled by Green Earth Electronics Recycling, 4200 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, (269) 326-1232, website:

(Freon Items: include refrigerators, mini-fridge, freezers, AC units, dehumidifiers, water coolers.)

Ice chests, foam cups, clean foam “to-go” food containers, egg cartons, foam block packaging, pink & blue Styrofoam. Must be clean and dry.

NOT ACCEPTED: packing peanuts, soft foam

Personal Documents for On-Site Shredding: (Funded partly by United Federal Credit Union)
On-Site Shredding Paper documents only, including office paper, brochures, blueprints, mail, folders, checkbooks, etc. No need to remove staples or paper clips. Documents will be removed from your vehicle and dumped into a collection bin. When bin is full, contents will be put into the shred truck and shred on-site.

NOT ACCEPTED: CDs, disks, x-rays, driver’s license, binder clips, 3-ring binders, cardboard, books, plastic, metal, other non-paper items.

Used Bicylces: 
Collected by Cycle-Re-Cycle, 159 East Napier Ave., Benton Harbor,
(269) 252-5040. Will accept bicycles in any condition. Recycling service also available at Cycle-Re-Cycle’s Shop (will also accept bicycle parts and accessories) , Wed. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Admission: Some Fees Apply

Contact: Berrien County Parks Dept. & Recycling Team | (269) 983 7111 |

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