MEDICAL SHARPS COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
On October 1, 2007 the Department kicked off a safer version of the former Sharps Disposal Program. With this new effort in place, residents utilize local participating pharmacies to obtain secure, mail-back Sharps containers.
MERCURY THERMOMETER EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Nearly ten years ago, the Department started a partnership with local village and township halls in order to collect mercury thermometers from Eaton County residents. In return for bringing in mercury thermometers, each participant receives a digital thermometer, free of charge.
HOUSEHOLD BATTERY & CELL PHONE COLLECTION POINTS
Check out the following link for lots of places to drop off household batteries, cell phones and cell phone accessories!
COOKING OIL RECOVERY PROGRAM
In 2007, the Department of Resource Recovery asked Eaton County Recycling Centers to act as drop-off point for the collection of cooking oil. Yes, cooking oil. This substance is very bad for drains and septic systems and wastewater treatment plants are not adequately equipped to handle the material. If left in trash, it can attract unwanted pests. The link below offers Eaton County residents the opportunity to pour off their cooking oil at various locations.
NIKE REUSE-A-SHOE PROGRAM
A coordinated effort with the City of Lansing allows for drop-off locations of used athletic shoes. Nike recycles the athletic shoes, creating Nike Grind, a surface material found on the playground at Potter Park Zoo and underneath basketball courts from the NBA to elementary schools.
Collection Points Reuse-A-Shoe
FREON RECOVERY CREDIT PROGRAM
Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers may be recycled at any scrap metal dealer. Since these items contain freon however, it must be removed by an authorized person. Generally, the cost to remove freon is $15. That can be reimbursed to participants of the Freon Recovery Credit Program.