Solid Waste Department
While the Lenawee County Solid Waste Department does not provide trash services for residents, it is there to oversee county's Solid Waste Management Plan, licenses our local waste haulers, collect data on waste and recycling in the county, and provide a location for residents to bring their items to recycle.
Recycling Drop-Off Site
Lenawee County has a Recycling Drop-Off Site at 307 River Street in Adrian that collects cardboard, paper, plastics 1-7, glass bottles and food containers, and tin and aluminum cans.
Lenawee County government does not provide curbside trash service for residents. Most communities rely on individual contracts with service providers, and many of your questions can be answered by your local carriers. For contact information, visit our Local Waste Haulers page.
New residents can check out our Cities, Townships, and Villages page to find their local municipality's contact information. Your local government should have more information about trash service in your area.
There is currently no active landfill in Lenawee County. Residents can haul junk for drop-off to Liberty Landfill in Clarklake or to the Jefferson Township Transfer Station. Contact each location first to ensure they accept the materials you would like to dump.
How do I dispose of...
We frequently receive questions about where to dispose certain items, so we've created a helpful FAQ page! Learn what to do with your florescent lights, mattresses, batteries, yard waste and more!
Our Household Hazardous Waste page has information on how to dispose of certain items that might need extra care, like pesticides, cleaning supplies, prescription drugs, etc.
Recycling - Lenawee Drop Off Site
Lenawee County's Rural Recycling Program and other recycling opportunities.Link to page
How do I dispose of...?
Frequently asked questions for how to dispose of various items such as batteries, mattresses, junk, and more.Link to page
Household Hazardous Waste
Find a listing for household hazardous waste disposal.Link to page
Learn more about the benefits of composting, and what you should and should not compost.Link to page
Burning Trash / Yard Debris
Backyard burning of garbage in Michigan was banned in 2012.Link to page
Schedule of Events
View the Solid Waste Department's schedule of meetings and events.Link to page
The Lenawee County Solid Waste Coordinating CommitteeLink to page
Local Waste Haulers
This page is intended to provide general information to residents about local waste haulersLink to page
SW BlogLink to page