Metal can be salvaged from your refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer and other large appliances. Some appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioner units and dehumidifiers, contain refrigerant gas that must be certified upon removal by a trained technician. Working appliances may be donated.

For non-working appliances, always remove the doors before disposal (especially refrigerators and freezers). It only takes moments for children to get trapped inside an appliance and suffocate. Appliances must have all food and other debris removed.

Check with your waste hauler — they may offer a pick-up program for appliances and bulky items.

Scrap metal dealers may accept your appliances and might even pay you for them if you have enough. See the Yellow Pages under ‘scrap metal’.

North Kent Community Services
10075 Northland Dr.
Rockford Dr, MI 49341
616-866-3478

North Kent Community Services gladly accepts donations of food, clothing, and household items.

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North Kent Recycling & Waste Center
2908 10 Mile Rd NE
Rockford, MI 49341
616-877-4192

Accepts residential recycling, including phone books.

Electronics recycling available Monday-Saturday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Kent County will not accept electronics that have been disassembled – cases and wiring must be attached and intact. Fee associated with CRT TVs and computers.

Salvation Army of West Michigan & Northern Indiana

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In The Image
1823 Division S.
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-456-6150

In The Image links gently used clothing, housewares, furniture and appliances with families in need in a manner that enhances dignity, embraces choice & encourages participation and builds a community of diversity.

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South Kent Recycling & Waste Center
10300 South Kent Drive SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
616-877-4192

Electronics recycling available Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm, Saturday: 7:30am – 3:30pm

Kent County will not accept electronics that have been disassembled – cases and wiring must be attached and intact. Fee associated with CRT TVs and computers.

Habitat for Humanity
5701 S. Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-531-4591

Offers construction materials for reuse to the public. They accept donations of reusable materials such as lumber, trim, stain and full cans of latex paint, windows, doors, working appliances and furniture.

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