Environmental Services

The Environmental Services Department oversees important environmental issues in the Battle Creek area, including:

  • Projects related to solid waste, recycling and residential trash pickup
  • Storm water permit compliance, outreach and education
  • Wellhead/drinking water protection, outreach and education 
  • Raising awareness in the community, through events like the Children's Water Festival and Krazy for the Kazoo 


 Click here for the 

Garbage & Recycling Pickup Map

 Republic Services logo with blue background 

Call 269-216-8008 

for any issues regarding your garbage, recycle and yard waste.


Join us on our Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners website:


  • Calhoun County Community Calendar
  • Recycle Events: Styrofoam, Electronics, Scrap Tire
  • Recycle, Garbage, Yard Waste information
  • Photo Contest
  • Krazy for the Kazoo: River Clean-Up
  • Earth Day Linear Path Clean-Up
  • Kanoe the Kazoo
  • Children's Water Festival



Take the Water Pledge during the month of April!

The Wyland Foundation hosts a mayor's challenge for communities across the country. You can pledge to make water conservation efforts on behalf of the city, which helps protect our valuable water resources.

You can pledge to only wash full loads of clothes and dishes, commit to shorter showers, and more!

Start at www.mywaterpledge.com. Thank you!

Battle Creek, MI Ranked 75 

out of all the U.S. cities with a population between 30,000 - 99,999!

Want to help? Join our team "Environmental BC" and earn extra points for our city starting JUNE 1st, 2021!

Email bestears@battlecreekmi.gov to join the team!


           Click to view the yearly calendar

Cover of 2021 community calendar. Bridge across river, with rocks on both banks. Trees, blue sky.

The City's Sustainability Plan

2019 Sustainability Plan cover image


 Join us on our Environmental BC YouTube Channel!

Watch our fun videos on Stormwater and Wellhead protection. 



Wellhead protection materials