Recycling in Montcalm County: Lakeview Department of Public Works

Phone: (989)831-7300
Address: 10300 North Street, Lakeview, MI 48850
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Montcalm County residents have access to five, recycle drop-off sites located throughout Montcalm County (Lakeview, Edmore, Carson, Crystal, Stanton). Residents are encouraged to properly dispose of recyclable items that might otherwise be landfilled or burned.  Acceptable recyclables collected at the drop-off sites are delivered to the Kent County Recycling and Education Center in Grand Rapids.  The recyclables are then sorted, baled and shipped to end users, saving landfill space, natural resources and helping to preserve our environment.

What can be Recycled?

For an easy to follow guide on the types of materials that are acceptable for recycling, please view the Guide to Recycling.

Recyclables MUST be empty and washed completely clean!

Please be aware of the pick-up dates by provider at the site, and plan accordingly for drop-off.

For Lakeview:

  • Single Stream: Monday & Thursday
  • Cardboard: Tuesday

Items Accepted for Recycling


  • Newspaper
  • Envelopes
  • Junk mail
  • Phone books
  • Brochures
  • Magazines


  • Water bottles
  • Take-out containers
  • Soda bottles
  • Bagged film plastics


  • Ream wrappers
  • File folders
  • Poster board
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Milk cartons


  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Food cans
  • Pots, pans, tins, & utensils
  • Scrap metal

Glass (varies by location)

  • Beverage containers
  • Glass food jars

Note: When recycling, ensure your recyclables are empty, clean, and dry.

Items Not Accepted for Recycling

  • Aerosol cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Batteries
  • Clothing
  • Food waste
  • Napkins
  • Mirrors
  • Ceramic
  • Plastic bags
  • Shredded paper
  • Stickers/Address labels
  • Tissue
  • Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
  • Paper towels
  • Glass windows
  • Pyrex

Items that Require Special Handling

These items should never be mixed with regular recycling. Disposal requires special handling.

  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Computers & Electronics
  • Needles or syringes
  • Hazardous waste
  • Toxic material containers
  • Paint
  • Yard waste

Edited by Madalen Wallaker