With all of the water bottle donations for Flint, the next question is what do we do with all the empty water bottles?

Scenes of the National Guard pulling into neighborhoods with bottles of water, and donations pouring in from celebrities and pro athletes alike warm our hearts. We are grateful for all everyone who has decided to pitch in and help Flint with the water crisis. But now, the question is, how do we get rid of all these plastic water bottles in a responsible way?

Below, you will find a few complimentary options for you and your family to recycle the plastic bottles that I have found by either word of mouth or on social media. Please make sure to call ahead before you drop off a load of bottles to be recycled to make sure that the local business is aware of your plans.

Drop off recycling: 

Curb-side recycling:

  • Republic Services - No cost recycle bins added to your weekly trash pickup - 888.872.7455
  • Flint Sanitation Department - No cost recycle bins added to your weekly trash pickup - 800.858.0089