Resource Recovery Programs
Green School Program
Science Adventure Camp
Attention 4th and 5th graders! Eaton County Parks and Rec along with Resource Recovery and the City of Charlotte, host a science adventure camp in June. The focus of the camp is to learn more about our natural environment and have fun doing so. Go to Eaton County Parks and Rec programs and events page to register. Science adventure camp registration
Medical Sharps/Unused Pharmaceutical Disposal
Mercury Thermometer Exchange Program
Nearly fifteen years ago, the Department started collecting mercury thermometers from Eaton County residents. In return for bringing in mercury thermometers, each participant receives a digital thermometer, free of charge.
Please bring your Mercury Thermometer to the Eaton County Resource Recovery Department.
Household Battery Collection Points
Check out lots of places to drop off household batteries (PDF)! Please make sure to tape the circuits of any batteries larger than 9 volts and the circuits of any lithium batteries before dropping them off.
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. Eaton County residents the opportunity to pour off their cooking oil at various locations (PDF).