Mayor's Office

New Options for Recycling Water Bottles in the City of Flint

The City of Flint, Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, Keep Genesee County Beautiful, and Republic Services would like to encourage Flint residents to continue recycling their empty plastic water bottles. Due to changes in operations, the water Points of Distribution (PODs) located around the City are no longer accepting plastic bottles for recycling. However, residents may conveniently continue recycling empty water bottles at no cost.  

Flint officials urge residents to participate in the City’s curbside recycling program to dispose of used water bottles. Flint residents can simply contact Keep Genesee County Beautiful at (810) 767-9696, or Republic Services at (800) 438-0966, to request a free recycle bin. Once residents receive a recycle bin, plastic water bottles and other accepted recyclable materials should be placed inside. The contents of the recycle bins will be collected from the curb, along with garbage, on residents’ regular waste pick-up days. If the recycle bin becomes full before the pick-up day, additional bins, containers, or boxes labeled “Recycling” may be used.

If a resident is not eligible to participate in the curbside recycling program, empty water bottles may be taken to an alternative drop-off site located at the Flint Municipal Complex Parking Lot off of 7th Avenue just east of Saginaw St.

For more information about recycling plastic water bottles, or for details on the City of Flint’s curbside program, please contact any of the following agencies at the phone numbers provided:

City of Flint: (810) 410-1134 

Genesee County Recycling Hotline: (810) 762-7744

Keep Genesee County Beautiful: (810) 767-9696 

Republic Services: (800) 438-0966

New Options for Recycling Water Bottles Press Release/Flyer