Solid Waste and Recycling - About Us

St. Clair County owns and operates one active landfill, two household hazardous waste collection centers, and one recycling drop off center. The County also maintains one closed landfill. The management of these facilities and the programs that they support are the responsibility of the Environmental Services Department located in Smiths Creek.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Environmental Services Department is to provide long term, cost effective and environmentally sound solutions for the management of waste generated by citizens and businesses of St. Clair County.

The Environmental Services Department is responsible for the management of solid waste disposal services for St. Clair County. To provide those services, the department supervises the design, construction, operation, closure, and post-closure maintenance of the Smiths Creek Landfill, as well as post closure maintenance activities at the Thomas Road site in Kenockee Township. The department also facilitates the implementation of the St. Clair County Solid Waste Management Plan by promoting source reduction, recycling, materials recovery, composting and licensing of waste transport vehicles.

The department administers two other environmental programs, the Household Hazardous Waste Program and the Recycling Drop Off Program. Residents with hazardous materials may contact our office at (810) 989-6981 for an appointment to bring these items to our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. This service is available to residents free of charge. Businesses with hazardous materials can call for information regarding disposal options for commercial enterprises.

Environmental Services Department
6779 Smiths Creek Road
Smiths Creek, MI 48074

Phone: Smiths Creek Landfill (810) 985-2443
  Household Hazardous Waste     (810) 985-2443
  Recycling (810) 985-2443
Fax:   (810) 367-3062
Email:   Environmental Services
Hours of Operation:   Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.