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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

View the flyer showing dates for all 2019 Solid Waste Program Events.  You can 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 our various Solid Waste Programs.View the all-events flyer.

See our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events page for information on our  HHW Collection Events  (held in spring, summer, and fall), and to schedule a required appointment.  Event dates are usually posted in April when required appointments can also start being scheduled.  Appointment times are limited.  New this year - schedule your own appointment on-line!

 Electronics Waste Collections

2019 E-Waste Collection Aug. 17

Electronic waste collection (TVs, electronics, etc.) is done only during scheduled Collection Events. 

Typicallyelectronic waste photo held in the County East Complex parking lot, 2300 E. Grand River, Howell.  No appointment required. 

 View the E-Waste Event flyeror our Guide to Reuse Reduce Recycle and Safe Disposal.  If you have questions, call 517-545-9609.

 Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale

Pre-order & Pay On-line by May 27, 2019

Typically offered in spring, this program offers discounts on compost bins, rain barrels, and other composting products. Order and pay online:

Pick-up June 1st from 9 am to 1 pm at the Livingston County Garage, 918 North St, Howell 48843 (west of National St.)

Questions: E-mail: or 517-545-9609

 Scrap Tire Collections

2019 Scrap Tire Recycling Event - Sept. 21

This Two tires stacked off-set.jpgevent is for Residents only, and for car and light truck tires.*

Limit 10 tires per address Registration required.  On-line sign up will be available in late April.

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 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
Board of Public Works Public Meeting 1st Thursday each month.
Both meetings are held at Livingston County East Complex Offices.