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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

PDF Icon2019 Solid Waste Program Events - but click on links below for availability. You can receive updates about program events by sending an e-mail with "E-mail" in the subject line to

 Household Hazardous Waste Information & HHW Collections

Our Household Hazardous Waste Page gives general informationHousehold Hazardous Waste graphic on recycling.

See our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events page for information on HHW Collections (typically one held each spring, summer, and fall).  Event dates are usually posted in April when required appointments can also start being scheduled.

Schedule your appointment on-line!  Appointment times are limited.  2019 events are full, but keep checking for potential cancellations.

 Electronics Waste Collections

2019 E-Waste Collection Aug. 17 from 9am - 1pm, No appointment needed

Electronic waste collection (TVs, electronics, etc.) is done only during scheduled Collection Events. Held in the County East Complex parking lot, 2300 E. Grand River, Howell.

View the PDF IconE-Waste Event flyer or ourPDF IconGuide to Reuse Reduce Recycle and Safe Disposal. If you have questions, call 517-545-9609.

 Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale

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A Pre-order & Pay On-line Program held in the Spring

Typically offered in spring, this program offers discounts on compost bins, rain barrels, and other composting products. This year's sale has closed. Dates for next year's on-line store will be posted once they are set.

Questions: Email or 517-545-9609.

 Scrap Tire Collections

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2019 Scrap Tire Recycling Event Sep. 21, 9am-1pm

For residents only

Limit 10 car/light-truck tires per address.* Registration required. Register on-line

The drop-off location is given with your confirmation. *Comment in your sign-up if you have larger tires, or more than 10.  Call 517-545-9609 if you have questions.


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 PDF IconGuide to Reuse Reduce Recycle and Safe Disposal.
Other Community Events
Communities also offer a variety of other environmentally friendly events
Special Events!
Medication Disposal

Big Red Barrel medication disposal photoThe Big Red Barrel Program collects unwanted or expired medicines.  The barrels can be found at local police stations.  For more information visit that program's website Livingston County Community Alliance

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

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Check with your Township, or view a List of Local Trash Haulers

For Special Meeting Notices

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Solid Waste Management Meetings – Quarterly meetings Livingston County East Complex

Board of Public Works Public Meeting  1st Thursday each month Livingston County East Complex