Recycling & Education Center


The primary materials recovery facility for residential recyclables generated in homes throughout West Michigan.

About

Processing Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Self-guided Tours:

Monday, 1:00pm-5:00pm
(excluding holidays)

Public Recycling & Electronics Drop-off Station

Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm
see what’s accepted for residential and electronics recycling. Note: this site does not accept CRT devices for recycling.

Phone

(616) 632-7920

Location

977 Wealthy SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Kent County’s Recycling & Education Center serves as the primary materials recovery facility for residential recyclables generated in homes throughout West Michigan. A materials recovery facility, or MRF (murf), is a processing facility where recycling from curbside bins and drop-off recycling centers is sorted and prepared to be sold to processors and end-users. Nearly 58 million pounds of recyclables were delivered to the facility in 2017. These materials were put back into our economy as feedstock for new products like cereal boxes, glass bottles, toys, packaging, clothing, park benches and more.

Kent County has education staff that promote recycling and activities that minimize waste. The Resource Recovery Program educate residents about recycling and waste and offer resources that will assist residents in safe disposal options for discards that are mindful of environmental impacts. These staff members also provide tours at the Recycling & Education Center and other solid waste facilities operated by the Kent County Department of Public Works.

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