News & Events
It’s important to be in the know when it comes to local, county and statewide information pertaining to solid waste reduction, recycling, burning and other tidbits and facts of interest. This page will be the place to find information on upcoming recycling events, clean-up days, scrap tire collection events, etc. You’ll find what you need here!
Barry County holds two Household Hazardous Waste, Tire, and Medicine Collections each year. These collections take place in the spring and fall at the Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 N. M-37, Hastings. The collections are sponsored by the Barry County Solid Waste Oversight Committee with support from the Barry County Fair Board, Waste Management, BEDHD, Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force, Sheriff’s Department, and local pharmacies.
For information regarding what materials are accepted, not accepted and how to handle not accepted materials visit the Household Hazardous Waste page.
Check back for information regarding 2019 events.
Local Recycling News
Recycling Mini-grants Available
Barry County Solid Waste Oversight Committee offers mini-grants to start or expand recycling programs. For more information contact the Barry-Eaton Health Department at 269-945-9516.
Going Blue to Go Green 5-4-17
Inappropriate Use Threatens City Recycling Program 6-15-17
New County Recycling Coordinator 6-29-17
City Council Hears About Compost... 7-27-17
City Giving No Refuge for Rogue Refuse 8-3-17
Recycling Remains Important Topic in Barry County 8-24-17
Report Sheds Light on Better Recycling Policy in Barry County 5-17-18
Misuse Continues at City Compost Site 6-14-18
Recycling Coordinator Thinks Ed is the Key to Participation 7-26-18