NEWS RELEASE: Recycling Now Available at Community Water Resource Sites

FLINT, Mich. – Flint residents now have the ability to recycle empty water bottles and used water filter cartridges at Community Water Resource Sites located in neighborhoods across the city, according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD).

Effective immediately, recycling is no longer being conducted at the city’s fire stations.

“If you have empty water bottles and used cartridges, don’t hesitate to 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.”

To obtain water supplies or recycle water bottles and used water cartridges, residents are encouraged to visit:

  • Ward 1 – Genesee County Land Bank, Ross Plaza, 2320 Pierson Road
  • Ward 3 – Antioch Missionary 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 County Land Bank, Eastown Bowl Bowling Alley, 3001 S. Dort Highway

The hours of operations for these community sites are:

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

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

The State of Michigan continues to coordinate response efforts in partnership with federal agencies, the city of Flint, Genesee County and local community organizations.

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

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