Department of Public Health

Waste Management

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Recycling

Environmental Health specialists work to provide Ottawa County residents with information about hazardous materials and recycling. Proper disposal at Resource Recovery Service Centers help prevent water pollution, which may lead to serious health risks. For a fee, Ottawa County offers residential recycling at the Resource Recovery Service Centers. The annual fee is $100. More information is available on the membership form. For additional recycling information call 616-393-5645.

Accepted

Please clean all food containers and remove lids and labels.

  • Newspaper
  • Office Paper
  • Discarded Mail
  • Paperboard
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Phone Books
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Metals
  • Steel, “tin”, and Aluminum Cans
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Clear and Colored Glass
  • Plastics #1 - 7
  • Projection TVs, CRT TVs and CRT Computer Monitors
Not Accepted

We are unable to accept any of these items due to restrictions at the sorting facility. Items such as these can jam or break sorting machinery.

  • Plastic bags of any kind
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Plastic Edging
  • Vinyl siding
  • Printer & Toner Cartridges
  • PVC Pipe
  • Styrofoam
  • Clothing
  • Furnace Filters
  • Items larger than a 5-gal bucket

Consumer Electronics

Electronics often contain hazardous materials that should not be landfilled or incinerated. They also contain precious metals, glass, and plastics that should be recycled. Donating or recycling electronics at any Resource Recovery Service Center, conserves natural resources and avoids air and water pollution. Computer equipment can also be recycled at any local Goodwill location.

Projection TVs, CRT TVs and CRT Computer Monitors

The Ottawa County Resource Recovery Service Centers now accept projection TVs, Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TVs and CRT computer monitors because of a grant from the Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy that helps cover the cost of recycling. Recyclers MUST be able to assist in unloading. If you cannot, please return with someone who can help. If you are not sure whether your items qualify for recycling, please call 616-393-5645 or email environmentalhealth@miottawa.org for more information.

Locations accepting these items for a FEE:

Comprenew
11379 East Lakewood Blvd
Holland (616) 355-4229
(Charges are based on screen size.)

Best Buy
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3549 W. Shore Dr
Holland (616) 738-4183

4830 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville (616) 532-2024

5425 Harvey St
Muskegon (231) 798-6407
(Size limits may apply)

Appliance Disposal

Appliance DisposalWashers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers and freezers need to be disposed of properly. Although Ottawa County Department of Public Health does not offer any appliance disposal programs, there are other environmentally responsible options. Residents can call Black River Recycling & Supply at (616) 396-8587 for more information on disposal fees and/or purchase of your used appliance.

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