Recycling Events

2020 Resource Recovery Events

ECDRR organizes three annual events per year to accommodate the proper disposal of wastes such as:

  • Books
  • Medications
  • Electronics
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Scrap Tires

These events are open to all Eaton County residence but do require specific event registration for attendance. Registration will be available online or by phone. Events are held annually in May, June, and August. Specific dates for the 2020 year will be announced in January, 2020 and registration will open in February, 2020. 


ECDRR is always looking for volunteers to help make these events happen! There are only two restrictions: volunteers must be at least 16 years old and must have a volunteer application form on file (can be filled out the day of the event).

Spring Clean-Up: May 2, 2020 9 am - 2 pm **EVENT CANCELED**

In accordance with CDC guidelines and executive orders issued by the Governor regarding large events and mass gatherings that fall within the next 8 weeks, Eaton County has decided to cancel the May 2, 2020 Spring Clean Up event in Delta Township. This decision is necessary to ensure the safety of volunteers, ECDRR staff, vendors, and participants. Current public health recommendations and guidelines allow for both the June 20, 2020 Recycle Fever and the August 22, 2020 Recycle-Palooza events to go on as planned. These two events will remain scheduled unless there are additional updates from public health officials that recommend otherwise.

If you have already registered for the Spring Clean Up 2020 event, you will be notified of this cancellation via email and post. The mailing will include flyers about the two Charlotte events: June 20 Recycle Fever and August 22 Recycle-Palooza, as well as a list of alternative disposal options for items that would have been accepted at the Spring Clean Up 2020 event. PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to participate in any of the alternative events, you will need to register for them, as you did for the May 2 Spring Clean Up 2020 event.

Recycling Fever: June 20, 2020 9 am - 2 pm

Registration is available online here: REGISTRATION

Volunteer opportunity

Recycle-Palooza: August 22, 2020 9 am - 1 pm

Registration will be available online here: REGISTRATION

Volunteer opportunity

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Local Events

Other recycling and environment related events that are open to the public are listed here ordered by date. Click each individual event for more information. 

Lansing Home and Garden Show

**As of 3/12/2020 this event has been postponed until further notice, we will update as information becomes available**

Check out the Regional Recycling Coordinating Committee booth!

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 25, 2020

Crandell Park Waterfest

June 13, 2020 

Check out the ECDRR booth in the educational tent!

Document Destruction Day 

Saturday July 18, 2020 

Annual free confidential shredding event at Friedland Industries