Recycling Now Available at Community Water Resource Sites

Collections of Empty Water Bottles & Used Cartridges at Fire Stations to Stop

May 10, 2016 (FLINT) – Flint residents are now able to recycle their empty water bottles and used water filter cartridges at the five Community Water Resource Sites now operating in neighborhoods across the city. According to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division recycling is no longer being conducted at the city’s fire stations effective immediately.

“If you have empty water bottles and used cartridges, drop them off at a Community Water Resource Site,” said Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. “We have set up five convenient locations to provide residents with water supplies. Each site is also equipped to accept recycling.”

Flint residents in need of water resources including: bottled water, filters and at-home water test kits and those looking to recycle their empty water bottles and used water cartridges, are encouraged to visit:

  • Ward 1: Genesee County Land Bank,
    Ross Plaza, 2320 Pierson Road
  • Ward 3 & 4: Antioch Mission. Baptist Church-Owned Property,                      1401 E. Stewart Ave.
  • Ward 6:  West Court Street Church of God,
    2920 W. Court St.
  • Ward 7: Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center,
    3501 Lapeer Road
  • Ward 9: Genesee Co. Land Bank, Eastown Bowl Bowling Alley,
    3001 S. Dort Highway

The hours of operations for the community sites are:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Friday: Noon – 8 p.m.

Additional Community Water Resource Sites are expected to open in neighborhoods around the city of Flint within the next month. The sites will be staffed by Flint residents, with hiring coordinated by GST Michigan Works! Applications are still being accepted at

Additional information is available at, by calling United Way 211 or visiting