Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Guide

  1. RECYCLING GUIDE
  2. APPLIANCE RECYCLING
  3. BATTERY RECYCLING
  4. CELL PHONES
  5. ELECTRONIC AND TV RECYCLING
  1. FLAG DISPOSAL
  2. FOAM RECYCLING
  3. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
  4. INK CARTRIDGES
  5. MATTRESS RECYCLING
  6. MEDICATION & SHARPS DISPOSAL

FLAG DISPOSAL 

Muskegon County Department of Veterans Affairs, Veteran Services Center 
165 E. Apple Ave., Suite 201, Muskegon
Phone: (231) 724-7143

The U.S. Flag Code specifies proper display etiquette as well as disposal guidelines.
You can drop off any flag at any local VFW post. They work with the Boy Scouts of America to see that your flag is properly disposed. For more information about flag etiquette and disposal, or to find a VFW post near you, visit www.vfw.org and select Community--> Flag Education. You can also drop-off your old stars and stripes to the Muskegon County Department of Veterans Affairs, Veteran Services Center.

  1. MERCURY THERMOSTATS
  2. MOTOR OIL RECYCLING
  3. PAINT RECYCLING & DISPOSAL
  4. TIRE DISPOSAL
  5. YARD WASTE

MERCURY THERMOSTATS AND THERMOMETERS

Many old thermostats contain mercury about 3 grams of mercury per device. According to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the improper disposal of mercury thermostats results in about 8% of the mercury released annually in the U.S., equal to about 9.6 tons. Make sure you dispose of your old mercury-containing thermostat properly, NOT with regular household trash. Once in the environment, it can transform into methyl mercury, which can be extremely harmful to human health.

Please contact your thermostat manufacturer to determine whether they have a mail-back program, or bring them to the Muskegon County Household Hazardous Waste facility. You can also visit www.co.muskegon.mi.us/hhw for more information and disposal options in Muskegon.