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 Street.

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

Residents in need of a water filter or filter cartridge should Call for CORE at 810-238-6700

The Community Outreach Education (CORE) program was established to help ensure that Flint residents know how to properly install, use and maintain water filters so the filters can do what they are designed to do. CORE teams are comprised of Flint residents who have helped others overcome many of the same challenges others are facing. The CORE Program will continue through 2018.

Please visit www.michigan.gov/flintwater or https://www.cityofflint.com/