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Solid Waste & Recycling Committee

 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Marietta Crabtree, Chair

Paula Filar, Board of Trustees Rep

Gary Kent, Vice-Chair

Marsha Livermore, Treasurer

Russ Matika, Secretary
MISSION
To serve the citizens and the Board of Trustees in the areas of Solid Waste and Recycling in Shelby Township. 
MEETINGS
The committee meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room of the DPW Building, 6333 23 Mile Road. Meetings are not held in the months of: June, July, August, November and December.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Encourage Recycling and Composting
Encourage Participation in Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Provide Solid Waste and Recycling information to the township
REWARDS FOR RECYCLING
To get information about this new program click on the Recycling Services link on the left hand side of this page.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAM

SUSTAINABLE SATURDAY PROGRAM

The Vintage Tech Recyclers FREE, SAFE, SECURE electronics recycling takes place at the Shelby Township Municipal Grounds (52700 Van Dyke - Municipal Grounds SOUTH entrance).  Events will be held the last Saturday of each month, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., with the exception of December.  Watch Shelby Township's homepage for the next scheduled event day. Drop-off is open to participants throughout metro Detroit.

Please check our flyer for a list of acceptable items.

For those interested/concerned about information stored on their computers hard drive we have a copy of the "Data Security and Hard Drive Wiping Information"document provided by Vintage Tech Recyclers which describes the software used to wipe the hard drive and how they destroy the hard drive if it is still readable. We also receive a certificate from Vintage Tech Recyclers letting us know that all the information has been wiped from the computer hard drives dropped off at our collection events. You can see their hard drive punch machine in action on our Videos page.

So far we have had 6,078 vehicles drop off 800,429 pounds of electronics. To see the breakdown for each event, open our stats sheet.

SEEKING COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK PROGRAM CO-SPONSORS

For the past few years, members of the Township's SWARC have hosted the Electronics Event on the Township grounds the last Saturday of every month, except the month of December. The event is held from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. On average, about 300 cars participate in the event each month. This traffic is generated through word of mouth and advertising that is ongoing through the efforts of the SWARC.It is anticipated that the gross revenue will be around $800.00 per event. While the SWARC is excited about the opportunity to raise revenue for the Township, there is an opportunity to share the revenue with the community for fundraising activities. 
Please click on the link below for further information.
Give-Back Program Co-Sponsor Forms
COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK PROGRAM
Committees, commissions and departments within the Charter Township of Shelby that contribute to
the welfare of Shelby Township are eligible for financial assistance for environmental beautification
and/or environmental quality projects.
Download the Community Benefactor Application for the complete list of requirements, an overview of
the selection process and to apply for financial assistance for your project.
DEPOSIT YOUR UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS HERE!
The Shelby Township Police Department has a drug disposal drop box in the main lobby of the Police
Station, 52530 Van Dyke Avenue (south of 24 Mile Road). It is available 24 hours a day. For more
information, call the Police Department at 586-731-2121.
Keep prescription medicine away from our children and out of our water supply!
Accepted – Prescription Medications, Prescription Patches, Prescription Ointments, Over-the-counter
medications, Vitamins, Samples, Medications for pets.
Not Accepted - Hydrogen Peroxide, Inhalers, Aerosol Cans, Ointments, Lotions or Liquids, Medication
from businesses or clinics, Needles (Sharps), Thermometers.
 
CHRISTMAS TREES
The collection of live Christmas trees takes place the second week of January. Please remove all decorations and plastic bags. If trees are larger than 6 feet, please cut in half, or if the trees are extremely tall, cut into thirds.