Berrien Township                                               

8916 M-140 Berrien Center MI  49102                     

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday                                          
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                    
Phone:  269-461-6925                                     

Fax:      269-461-3762                            


Burn Permits: are required whenever you are burning on open ground - not in a fire pit.  Burn permits are only issued for the burning of brush, grass and leaves.  It is against the law to burn construction materials, demolition materials, plastic, old furniture, etc.  Household garbage may be burned if contained in a barrel.  Burn Permits can be obtained by calling the Township Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  During favorable weather, permits can be issued up to four days.  Please remember that our office is not open on the weekend.  Plan ahead and get a permit number before 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Be careful with the fire by following these safety guidelines:

  • If the wind comes up - put your fire out.

  • Be sure to have a shovel, rake and hose on hand while you are burning.

  • Do not leave your fire unattended.

  • Soak the area around the fire when you are done burning.

Remember:  If your fire gets out of control, you will be responsible for damages to your neighbor's properties, and you may also be responsible for all suppression costs.


2020 Berrien Township Clean-Up

Thursday June 11 through Thursday June 18

Berrien Township residents are encouraged to bring household waste to curbside. 

Items not accepted are yard waste, tires, paint, chemicals, watercraft, electronics including tv’s.

North of Pokagon West of M140-June 11th-12th

South of Pokagon West of M140-June 13th-14th

North of Pokagon East of M140-June 15th-16th

South of Pokagon East of M140-June 17th-18th


Unwanted Tires will be accepted on Monday 6/15 from 9am-4pm at the Berrien Springs Water Treatment Plant 9415 US 31 Berrien Springs.   All tires, including oversized are accepted.  Call 269-473-6921 with any questions.  This is for Berrien Township, Village of Berrien Springs and Oronoko Township.