All Point Of Distribution Sites (PODS) will take your bottles and filter cartridges. Click here to find the closest one to you.
CURBSIDE PICKUP: Republic Services provides bi-weekly curbside recycling at no additional cost to residents. Residents with weekly curbside trash collection can call Republic Services at 800-438-0966 to have a curbside recycling bin delivered to their curb. They are providing clear bags for residents to use for overflow material that will not fit in the bin or to residents who do not yet have a bin. Full bags, along with additional boxes or containers that are clearly marked “RECYCLING”, can be set out on the curb on recycling day.
Flint residents may also call Keep Genesee County Beautiful at 810-767-9696 to register for recycling and to pick up their bin.
BOTTLE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:
Young’s Environmental Cleanup has three drop off locations:
- Bill Carr Signs. 719 W. 12th St, Flint (8 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F)
- Young’s Environmental Offices. 5305 N. Dort Hwy, Flint (8 a.m. – 6 p.m., M-F)
- Dover & Company. 651 Hall St., Flint (8 a.m. – 4 pm., M-F)
REQUIRED FOR PODS AND ALL DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:
All water bottles must be returned in clear plastic bags; solid color bags and grocery bags will not be accepted. Residents can use their own clear plastic bags or they can pick up bags at the PODs.
Don’t Spread the Lead! Putting used cartridges in the trash allows lead and other materials to contaminate the environment. You can recycle your Brita or PUR cartridges at the Point Of Distribution Sites (PODS). Click here to find the closest one to you.
Keep Genesee County Beautiful (http://kgcb.net/) states through automated systems, the used water filter cartridges are broken up and the materials are separated. The plastic is used in new plastic products. The used carbon filter is processed through an extruder which essentially “cooks” the materials to melting point thus lessening the toxicity. The melted material is used as a colorant (dye) for plastic products. The products made with recycled plastic and colorant are items that DO NOT come in contact with food or water, such as plastic pallets.