ALAMO TOWNSHIP RECYCLING:
Recycling is offered at the Township Park located on DE Avenue.
Recycling days are the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. except JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. There is no recycling these months due to the weather.
RECYCLABLES ARE LIMITED TO WHAT OUR RECYCLER CAN ACCEPT
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Food boxes, aluminum cans, tin or steel cans (including aerosol cans), plastic tubs, jars or trays, plastic bottles (#1–#7), glass jars/bottles, hardcover & paperback books, junk mail, flattened cardboard, magazines, catalogs, paper bags.
Newspaper & inserts, office paper & file folders are collected by the Scouts and are also accepted by our recycling provider.
Please flatten and remove labels from cans; labels may remain on glass, but lids should be removed. Thank you for flattening large plastic containers like milk jugs.
NOT ACCEPTABLE: Pizza boxes, wet or soiled paper, yard waste or wood, Styrofoam, plastic bags, electronics, ceramics or dishes, trash, motor oil containers, household hazardous waste or light bulbs, window glass or mirrors.
WE HAVE TOWNSHIP CLEAN UP DAYS THE SECOND SATURDAY OF MAY (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) AND OCTOBER (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.). On the Spring and Fall General Clean Up Saturdays we can take just about anything as long as it is not hazardous waste like motor oil, car batteries, appliances with freon unless tagged, oil-based and latex paint, no cement, and NO TIRES! Please take your electronics (TVs, computers including TVs, cell phones, computers) to the Household Hazardous Waste program. (See below for information).
Alamo Township residents may drop off Household Hazardous Waste free of charge. The drop off site is located at:
Household Hazardous Waste
1301 Lamont Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048-4143
You may call the number listed above for a recorded message that lists items taken and hours of operation.
The list of household items accepted is extensive and includes electronics, pesticides, aerosols, oil-based paint/products, fuels, cleaners, automotive products, mercury, household batteries, swimming pool or photography chemicals, beauty aids, fluorescent lights, #1 pound propane cylinders, fire extinguishers, caulks, glues and a host of miscellaneous materials.
The Center cannot accept latex paint, microwaves, asbestos, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, air conditioners, smoke detectors or tires.
For a complete list, please visit the Kalamazoo County web site.