Rives Junction, MI
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Rives Township Compacting/Recycling Center

 Location:  10123 State Rd., Rives Junction, MI (near the 127/Berry Rd exit)

Hours:  Saturdays 8 am – 1 pm

April 1 – October 30

Wednesday 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

$1.00 Surcharge for Tompkins Residents


  • Recyclable materials must be in a clear bag.
  • Paper, plastic, cans and glass can be kept together.
  • Cardboard must be placed in a clear bag.
  • Foam products are accepted in a separate container.
  • Auto batteries, metal and large appliances accepted.

What CAN be put in the Compactor?

  • Household garbage
  • Futon covers/twin mattresses (preferably with springs removed)
  • Insulation
  • Flimsy wood doors
  • Small pieces of drywall
  • Small metal pieces/electronics.

What CAN’T be put in the Compactor?

  • Paint
  • King, queen or double mattresses
  • Long pieces of wood
  • Metal screen doors
  • Sofas, love seats and chairs
  • Liquids
  • Burning barrels
  • Cement Blocks
  • Animal Carcasses

Construction materials will not be accepted.  No Environmentally hazardous materials can be accepted.   No items will be accepted from a commercial enterprise – site is only for residential participants.

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Special Weekend Office Hours Presidential Primary Election

February 24, 2024 (Saturday) 7:00am- 3:00pm

Vercilla Hart, Rives Clerk 517-569-3100 1# Email: Clerk@rivestwp.org

Notice of Presidential Primary Election

Rives Township Jackson County, Michigan to be held February 27, 2024

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS of Rives Township, notice is hereby given that an Election will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Polling location: Rives Baptist Church 2800 W. Berry Road, Rives Junction, Michigan 49277

Notice to the Absent Voters of Rives Township Jackson County, Michigan

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS of the Township of Rives who wish to vote at the Election but are unable to attend the polls, applications for absentee ballots are being accepted at the township clerk’s office, 348E. Main Street, Rives Junction, MI 49277. If you wish to have your ballot mailed to you, the clerk must receive your application by 5:00 pm, Friday, February 23, 2024. Voters may vote in person at the Clerk’s office through 4:00 pm. Monday, February 26, 2024. Absentee ballots must be returned to the township clerk by 8:00 pm., election night, February 27, 2024.

Vercilla Hart, Clerk Office: 517-569-3100 #1 Email: Clerk@rivestwp.org

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