How can Kent County Department of Public Works help?
Explore the waste stream options below for how you can reuse, recycle, compost, or dispose of the item you are trying to get rid of through a KCDPW facility or service.
AC units should not go in your curbside single-stream recycling cart as it puts recycling trucks and the Recycling Center at increased risk for fire and exposes sort line workers to chemicals. Additionally, cords from these devices can also wrap around and clog sorting equipment or tangle up other recyclables, preventing them from getting recycled.
AC units can be recycled through Kent County Department of Public Work’s two residential appliance recycling drop-offs for a fee:
The links above can provide the location address, recycling fee, and hours of service.
Because AC units contain hazardous materials, there is a fee to recycle them. The fee helps pay for the removal of that hazardous material prior to recycling the appliance. Please see the ‘Special Collection Recycling’ tab for guidelines on how and where to recycle these items.
Because AC units contain hazardous materials and are also an electronic, they are prohibited by the State of Michigan and Environmental Protection Agency from going into the landfill or waste to energy facility. These items should not go in your curbside trash cart as it puts trash trucks and our trash disposal sites at increased risk for fire and exposes waste disposal workers to chemicals.
Below you will find businesses and community outlets that may accept this item/material.