Livingston County, MI Residents: Recycle Your Stuff Here!

by heather

If you live in the Howell/Brighton area, then you know that you can recycle plastics #1 and #2, glass, and aluminum each week for city pickup.

But, I’d like tell you about Recycle Livingston, a nonprofit recycling center right here at home.

Recycle Livingston is located on Grand River, right before you get into downtown Howell. And, they’re fabulous.

Why? Because if you join Recycle Livingston, you can recycle everything here.

Here’s what they take for recycling:

  • Plastics #1-#7 (Yahoo!)
  • Almost all paper and cardboard
  • Polystyrene foam (like meat trays, take-out containers, and foam cups)
  • Computer cartridges
  • TVs, VCRs, computers (including monitors), cell phones, printers, cords
  • Microwaves
  • Batteries
  • Telephone books and textbooks
  • Scrap metal

Isn’t this amazing?

I’ve been a member of Recycle Livingston for almost a year now. I didn’t even know they existed until I found out by accident from my mom. Now, most of my garage is taken up by an elaborate recycling sorting center I set up for all my recyclables. Thanks to Recycle Livingston, I only throw away 2-3 small Target shopping bags worth of garbage each week. My bin is almost completely empty, which is one of the greatest feelings in the world!

If you live in Livingston County or the surrounding area, I strongly urge you to consider joining this organization. It’s $25 per year, and you can bring as many recyclables as you want when you’re a member.

Here’s what it looks like when you go to drop off your recycling:

During the winter, I think they’re only open on Saturdays. The organization is completely staffed by volunteers, who have always been extremely nice and helpful.

You can click here to go to their website and get more information.

If you just want to make a one-time drop off, they ask for a $3 donation. But, you can drop off as much as you want for that one time.

Again, please go check them out! You’d be amazed at how much less garbage you throw away when you’re a member of an organization like this.


Bruce Pfister February 15, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Where can we recycle 30 green glass bottles closest to Howell/Brighton?

Pam June 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Better redue your map the site does not look that way
Come by Wednesday and see.
Green and blue glass go to Ann arbor or Jackson
Download what we take list it is adjusted periodically
Hope you volunteer and learn all that goes from your he

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