Current Events

2018 Programs and Events


The Department of Waste Management (DWM) is actively planning for recycling and reuse programs. Please check back as additional information continues to be added. Be sure to scroll down to view all upcoming events!

Unwanted/Unused Medication Collections - Free!


Friday December 14th
Sparrow Clinton Hospital Pharmacy
901 South Oakland Street in St. Johns.
2:00pm to 5:00pm 

See the Medication Collection Events page for a complete listing of events.

2019 Save the Dates to Recycle!



More information will be available as the dates get closer. For more information, please call (989) 224-5186

  • RecycleRama! April 13th - Lansing
  • Clean Community Event April 27th - St. Johns
  • Meridian Township April 27th

Mercury Health Thermometer Exchange - Free!

The DWM will accept old mercury health thermometers year round at our office located at 1307 E Townsend Road, Suite 102 in St. Johns (MMDHD Building). Residents are encouraged to transport their old mercury thermometers in a plastic Ziploc baggie. The DWM will exchange your old mercury health thermometer for a new digital thermometer. Limit one digital thermometer per person.

Mercury Thermostat Collection - Free!


The DWM will accept old mercury containing thermostats year round at our office located at 1307 E Townsend Road, Suite 102 in St. Johns (MMDHD Building). Residents are encouraged to transport their old mercury thermostats in a plastic Ziploc baggie.