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Recycling and Disposal Information
RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL COLLECTION SERVICES
Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal is the current recycling and waste contractor for the City. Collection day will be every Wednesday, except when a holiday falls on Wednesday with collection the following day.
Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal will conduct solid waste and yard waste/brush collection services every week on Wednesdays . Lakeshore will also conduct recycling collection services every other week on Wednesdays on the following dates for 2018:
Please click here for the 2018 Berrien County Recycling Event Schedule.
Lakeshore will be collecting all yard waste from April 1 to October 31 every Wednesday. Materials collected include grass, brush, leaves, weeds and limbs up to 4" in diameter no longer than 4 feet. All material other than limbs should be in biodegradable bags, a 32 gallon can or bundle tied with a 50 pound limit. Residents may lease a 64 gallon cart from Lakeshore at a rate of $3.00/month billed to the resident, please contact Lakeshore, 269-231-5623 or 877-LAKE-877 (877-525-3877).
Please contact Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal with any questions or concerns.
The City will continue to collect leaves raked to the curb in the spring and fall and will ONLY collect brush resulting from storm damage.
Each City customer is entitled to one ninety-five (95) gallon roll-out cart for solid waste at no charge.
Collection containers must be placed at ground level on the customer's property, on or adjacent to the curbing or pavement edge and within the right-of-way of an opened public street abutting the front side of the unit's property to be accessible not more than six (6) feet from the side of the street from which collection is made.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND SPECIAL WASTE
Household hazardous waste includes non-latex paint products, automotive products, fuels, pesticides/ herbicides, aerosols, cleaners, acids/ bases, propane cylinders, photography chemicals, mercury, household batteries, swimming pool chemicals, beauty products, fluorescent lights, adhesives, medical waste, cooking oil, crack filler, driveway sealer, and roof coating.
Special waste includes the following items which are not accepted at the household hazardous waste drop-offs. Please click the links below for disposal and recycling options.
Expired Prescription Drop Box
The New Buffalo City Police Department, in conjunction with the Berrien County Health Department, has established a permanent pharmaceutical medication drop box in the lobby of the New Buffalo City Police Department, which is located at 224 W. Buffalo St. This drop box will allow any citizen to properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medication. Only pharmaceutical medications may be disposed of in this container. No illicit narcotics such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine etc… No needles, sharps, or syringes may be deposited. Liquid medications may not be disposed of in this container. Citizens can simply drop off their unwanted or expired medications in this drop box any time Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, except holidays.
This page last updated on 3/6/2018.