NOTICE 4/5/2024 @ 7:30am: North Kent Waste & Recycling Center is in the final stretch of its expansion construction. Our recycling drop-off stations at this site have been temporarily moved — click here for the details. Stay tuned here on our website or our social media for updates!

Building Materials

Building materials for reuse, recycling and disposal may include shingles, carpet, cabinets, sinks, toilets, light fixtures, counter tops, hinges, handles, interior doors, windows, reusable quantities of latex paint, storm windows, insulation, construction debris, drywall, fiberboard, masonite, vinyl siding, bricks, garage doors, floor/flooring materials including carpeting, plywood, roof materials, and miscellaneous hardware/tools.

Building and household materials that cannot be recycled or reused should go directly into your trash. This includes furnace filters, items not accepted by the businesses below, etc.

carpet

Carpet & Carpet Padding

concrete asphalt aggregate

Concrete/Asphalt/Aggregate

ceiling tiles

Ceiling Tile

window

Glass Windows/Doors

wood and paletts

Pallets & Wood

sink tub and toilet

Porcelain/Ceramic Tub/Sink/Toilet

Scrap Metals

shingles

Shingles

Paints & Stains

Latex Paint

stain

Stains & Oil-based Paints

sink tub and toilet

Spray & Aerosol Paint

solvent

Solvents & Chemicals

Community Resources

Armstrong Recycling Program
877-276-7876

Offers an Armstrong Recycling Program: “On & On” for ceiling, wall, and flooring materials. Accepts large quantities of mineral fiber ceilings tiles, fiberglass panels (accepted on a case-by-case basis), vinyl or scrim-faced mineral fiber panels (accepted on a case-by-case basis), vinyl flooring, both LVT and VCT flooring tiles, and bio-flooring.

Click here for the ceiling recycling program details.

Click here for the flooring recycling program details.

Dynamic Crushing
740 Ann St
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
616-723-7540

Accepts bricks, asphalt and concrete.

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Full Circle Recycle: Recycling Aggregates
3233 Broadmoor Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-868-2277

740 Ann St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Accepts concrete, asphalt, clay (pottery), quartz, ceramic and porcelain items, stone and gravel. (NO METAL, RUBBER, OR PLASTIC)

If you are bringing a toilet or sink, IT MUST BE clean and have all metal, plastic, and rubber interior and exterior components removed (plastic toilet seat/handle, metal drains/handles, rubber ball, gaskets, etc.) or it will not be accepted.

 

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H. Eikenhout & Sons Inc.
308 Wealthy St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
616-459-4523

Accepts vinyl materials.

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Habitat for Humanity
616-774-2431

Accepts new and gently used building materials and home improvement products for resale at discounted prices, including lumber, trim, stain/paint, windows, doors, working appliances, furniture, flooring, etc.  Accepts vehicles for donation.

Multiple locations.

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Home Repair Services
1100 South Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-241-2601

Accepts new or used cabinets.  Accepts the following only if they are new: sinks, faucets, light fixtures, bath hardware, cabinet hardware and trim.

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Nationwide Foam Recycling
703 Waverly St.
Framingham, MA 1702
888-820-2760

Provide recycling service quotes (including equipment, logistics, transportation and recycling) for:

  • Foam insulation board
    • EPS (white foam), XPS (blue, green, pink foam), Polyiso and composite foam insulation
  • Roofing membrane
    • EPDM rubber membrane, TPO or PVC membrane
  • Roofing ballast material
    • Slate, densdeck

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Padnos
800-442-3509

Accepts scrap metals, wire, radiators, appliances, plastics, office and household electronics, computer components and accessories, satellite (DISH or Direct TV) dishes, and other e-waste.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling at each location.

Multiple locations.

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Phoenix Resources
10309 Morse Lake Avenue
Alto, MI 49302
616-891-9110

Accepts unpainted gypsum wallboard scrap from new construction. Also accepts any organic material, brush, leaves, food waste and compostable paper. Fees may apply.

Pitsch Companies
675 Richmond
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-363-4895

Accepts and sells most deconstruction and building materials. Accepts yard waste and stumps for a fee.

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Other Building & Construction Materials

Lead Paint Chips
Lead paint chips will not leach out of a landfill so landfilling of home-owner-generated lead paint chips is appropriate. If the paint chips are from your home, if you removed them yourself and if you live OUTSIDE the city limits of Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Walker, Wyoming, Grandville or Kentwood, double bag the paint chips and put them in your trash so they can be disposed of in a landfill. If you live INSIDE the city limits of Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Walker, Wyoming, Grandville or Kentwood, double bag the paint chips and take them to a landfill for disposal. Your trash goes to the Kent County Waste to Energy Facility for incineration and lead paint chips should not be incinerated.
Sawdust

Sawdust can be recycled and repurposed in various ways, contributing to sustainability and reducing waste. Avoid using sawdust from treated or painted wood in applications where it could pose a risk due to the presence of chemicals. Here are a couple of ways sawdust can be recycled and repurposed.

  • Fire Starter – Mix sawdust with wax to create homemade fire starters. Compress the mixture into small cubes or shapes, and use them to ignite fires in fireplaces, wood stoves, or campfires.
  • Composting – Sawdust from untreated wood can be added to compost bins. It provides carbon-rich material, balancing the nitrogen-rich components in the compost pile. Make sure that the sawdust is not from treated or painted wood, as the chemicals may be harmful to plants.

Sawdust can also be disposed of at the South Kent Recycling & Waste Center.