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Mission Statement: To prepare and implement the Livingston County Solid Waste Management Plan in accordance with Part 115 of Act 451, as amended.  The plan was developed to meet three primary goals:
  • Develop and implement an integrated solid waste management program which protects public health by maximizing environmental and economic benefits.
  • Develop and implement mechanisms to control illegal dumping by providing incentives and education to prevent illegal dumping from occurring.
  • Build an educated public where citizens are informed about and understand solid waste management issues and concerns.

 Special Events

You can also receive e-mail updates about events coordinated by the Solid Waste program.  Just send an e-mail to and put "E-mail" in the subject line.

 Household Hazardous Waste Information & HHW Collections

Visit our Household Hazardous Waste Page for information on recycling, and Solid Waste Program events and dates, and for information on HHW Collections.Click here for last year's flyer.

HHW Collection Events are scheduled in spring, summer, and fall. Event dates are posted in April when we also start scheduling required appointments.  Appointment times are limited. Questions - see our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events page, e-mail or call 517-545-9609.

 Electronics Waste Collections

Electronic waste collection (TVs, electronics, etc.) is done only during scheduled Collection Events.  2019 event dates will be posted here when set.

Typicallyelectronic waste photo held in the County East Complex parking lot, 2300 E. Grand River, Howell.  No appointment required.  Call  517-545-9609 or view  Last year's event flyer or ourGuide to Recycling

 Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale

Typically offered in the spring, this online purchase program offers discount prices on compost bins, rain barrels, and other composting products.

The 2018 program offered in early May was very popular!  People paid online, then picked up purchased items at the Livingston East Complex, 2300 E. Grand River in Howell.

Watch for 2019 dates to be posted here, or e-mail questions about next year's event to: or call 517-546-0040.

 Scrap Tire Collections

The 2018 Scrap Tire Collection Event was held in August.Two tires stacked off-set.jpg  This annual event  is for Residents only,  and only for car and light truck tires. The 2019 date will be posted here once it is set.

There is a limit of 10 tires per address - and registration is required.

Beginning in April, call 517-545-9609.  The drop-off location will be given at the time of registration.


Waste Reduction Guide
Recycle001.pngThis guide was developed to assist Livingston County residents and businesses to dispose of unwanted items in an environmentally friendly manner.  It was designed for information purposes only -- it is not an endorsement of any business mentioned.  Always call or visit the listed website to confirm information.  Click here for a printable version of this Guide to Reuse Reduce Recycle and Safe Disposal.
Other Community Events
Communities also offer a variety of other environmentally friendly events
Special Events!
Medication Disposal

The Big Red Barrel Program collects unwanted and/or expired medicines.  For more information visit their website Livingston County Community Alliance

Flyer: Big Red Barrel Program

Recycle Livingston

Recycle Livingston  is a non-profit recycling center in Livingston County.  Click on the link above to visit their website for information on fees, items accepted, shredding days, etc.   Or call 517-548-4439.

Trash Haulers
Check with your Township, or click here for a List of Local Trash Haulers
For Special Meeting Notices: See Public Meetings
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Solid Waste Management Meetings – Quarterly meetings 
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Board of Public Works Public Meeting 1st Thursday each month.
Both meetings are held at Livingston County East Complex Offices.