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Posted on: September 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City to host electronics and Styrofoam recycling, fall cleanup events

A flyer with details and a list of what can and can't be recycled for the recycling event.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s Environmental Division will host an electronics and Styrofoam recycling event this Saturday, Sept. 10.

City neighbors are invited to drop off their old or used electronics, as well as Styrofoam materials, from 9 a.m.-noon at the city’s Department of Public Works building, 150 S. Kendall St.  This event is ONLY for those living inside City of Battle Creek limits.

For a list of accepted and non-accepted electronics and Styrofoam materials, check out the attached event flyer.

Due to this event, a northbound section of South Kendall Street, near the DPW building, will be closed for safety during the event. Police will be present at the intersection of Grand Trunk Avenue and South Kendall Street, to direct traffic around the closure. Specifically, the closure will impact:

  • Saturday, Sept. 10, from 7 a.m.-noon: Northbound traffic on South Kendall Street, between Grand Trunk Avenue and Lafayette Avenue

The city’s annual curbside Fall Cleanup will follow next week, Monday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 16.

Republic Services will pick up items left on the curbside on neighbors’ regular garbage day during the week. This event is ONLY for those living inside City of Battle Creek limits.

Accepted items during Fall Cleanup include: 


  • Household doors, windows, and furniture
  • Mattresses and box springs that are wrapped in plastic bags
  • Carpeting and brush that are in four-foot-long bundles
  • Packaging
  • Broken glass that is placed in a plastic garbage container


Republic Services will NOT accept:


  • Appliances with Freon, like refrigerators
  • Electronics including computers and TVs
  • Tires and other auto parts
  • Vehicle liquids
  • Batteries
  • Lights bulbs
  • Chemicals
  • Concrete
  • Shingles
  • Iron bathtubs


For more information about Fall Cleanup, contact Republic Services at 269-216-8008.

Calhoun County is also hosting a household hazardous waste collection on Monday, Sept. 12, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds, 720 Fair St., Marshall. This event is open to everyone who lives in Calhoun County.

Participants will be able to drop off items to be properly disposed of, including oil-based paints, household cleaners, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and more.

For more information about the household hazardous waste collection event, including a full list of accepted and not accepted items, visit


A city street map showing the closure of South Kendall St., from Grand Trunk Ave. to Lafayette Ave.

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