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

Acceptable Materials

The following materials are accepted for recycling:

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

Magazines, Telephone Books and Newspapers

  • Place in correct bin
  • NO wet items

Corrugated Cardboard

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


  • Item must be rinsed clean
  • NO packing peanuts permitted

Office Paper and Junk Mail

  • Accepted items are computer paper, circulors, glossy inserts and junk mail
  • NO dirty paper
  • NO wet paper
  • NO shredded paper

Motor Oil, Antifreeze and Transmission Fluid

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

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

hazardous materials disposal
hazardous materials disposal
hazardous materials disposal

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Saturday, May 18, 2019  8am-12pm

Berrien County Residents Only

Recycle Oil-based Paint (not latex), Chemicals, Pesticides, Electronics, & More

We also shred sensitive documents for you during this event

3200 Chamberlain Road

Buchanan, MI

Contact Us

Southeast Berrien County Landfill Authority
1540 Mayflower Rd.
Niles, MI 49120
Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 12pm
Recycle – at Chamberlain Entrance
Permitted & Licensed under Part 115

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