What Can Be Recycled
Beginner recycling materials include:
- Organic Yard Waste
Intermediate recycling materials include:
- Fluorescent Bulbs
Advanced recycling materials include:
- Prescription Medication
- Household Hazardous Waste
Recycling is becoming increasingly available, as part of culture and the Jackson Community. Many of the recycling organizations are available for appointment and drop-off of recyclable materials.
- Recycling Jackson
1401 N Brown Street
Jackson MI 49201
Drop-off site hours: First Saturday of the month - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Emmons Service, Inc.
913 Water Street
Jackson MI 49203
Drop-off site hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
- OnmiSource - Metal Recycling
711 Lewis St.
Jackson, MI 49201
Drop-off site hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
What Needs to Be Done to Recycle
Recycling must take into consideration the life of the product beforehand and the direction it is headed. All items should be cleaned of debris (like dust or food scraps). Single stream recycling, where all materials are bagged together, is becoming a customary practice for curbside pickup. When dropping off recycling, separating your recycling by type goes a long way toward making recycling cost effective. Many items, like plastics, are numbered or marked according to type.
Each of the recycling providers in Jackson County has a different method and capacity for recycling. Learn about these organizations, and contact them to find the best way for you to connect.
No one can make you recycle, so should you? The answer is not always simple. There are impacts on the community and environment with every product that is purchased, and every material that is made.
Recycling is one means of keeping those materials in circulation, avoiding landfill waste and reducing the consumption of raw natural resources. As more people choose to recycle and purchase recycled products, the entire process will become easier to maintain and products of higher quality. Jackson County is proud to be a part of this effort, and support its local and global partners.