hazardous materials disposal
hazardous materials disposal
hazardous materials disposal

Fall Household Hazardous Waste Day is scheduled for:

Saturday, October 9, 2021  8am-12pm

Berrien County Residents Only

Recycle Oil-based Paint (not latex), Stain, Chemicals, Pesticides, Electronics, & More
We also shred sensitive documents for you during this event
We will be taking styrofoam and batteries.  

Address: 3200 Chamberlain Road, Buchanan, MI 49107 (269) 695-2500 ext. 210


plastic recycling
cardboard recycling
The Southeast Berrien County Landfill Authority Niles, MI

We are no longer accepting styrofoam, household batteries, mixed mail, magazines, catalogs or telephone books. 

Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials by Catagory:

Clear, Brown or Green Glass: Jars and Bottles

  • Must be rinsed clean
  • Labels may be left on
  • NO plastic caps, plastic rings, metal caps or metal rings
  • NO ceramic window glass
  • NO drinking glass
  • NO light bulbs

Tin/Metal Cans

  • Cans must be rinsed clean
  • Labels must be removed
  • Flatten cans if possible
  • NO scrap tin or metal permitted

Aluminum Cans and Foil

  • Items must be rinsed clean
  • Labels must be removed
  • NO scrap aluminum permitted

Milk Jugs #2 HDPE and #1 PETE

  • Items must be drained and rinsed clean
  • NO caps
  • NO wide mouth #2 (example – margarine tubs)
  • NO oil containers
  • NO plastic bags


  • Place in correct bin
  • NO wet items

Corrugated Cardboard

  • Brown paper sacks are permitted
  • NO cereal boxes
  • NO wet cardboard

Motor Oil, Antifreeze and Transmission Fluid

  • NO power steering fluid
  • 55 gallon drums contact the Landfill (fees apply)

If in doubt, please contact the Landfill Authority at 269-695-2500.

Contact Us

Southeast Berrien County Landfill Authority
1540 Mayflower Rd.
Niles, MI 49120

Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
Open the first Saturday of May, June,
August and October only.  
Recycle – at Chamberlain Entrance
Permitted & Licensed under Part 115