Department of Public Works

Recycling & Education Center

977 Wealthy SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 632-7940
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Processing Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm


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

Public Recycling Drop-off Station
Monday-Thursday, 7:00am-6:00pm
Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm (excludes holidays)

The new Kent County Recycling & Education Center opened in 2010 and is a single-stream recycling facility. Instead of keeping paper products separated from plastic, metal and glass, single stream recycling allows the recycler to mix residential recycling together. This $11.5 million facility utilizes state-of-the-art technology and people to sort recyclables.

Kent County's Recycling & Education Center accepts residential recycling - not commercial or industrial wastes. Private waste haulers and the City of Grand Rapids deliver recyclables to this facility Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 4:00pm.

Facts About the Recycling & Education Center

Electronics Recycling

Consumer Electronics (list of acceptable items) No fee
CRT Televisions and CRT Computer Monitors: (27" or smaller, Kent County resident with ID) $10.00
CRT Televisions and CRT Computer Monitors: (larger than 27", Kent County resident with ID) $20.00
CRT Televisions and CRT Computer Monitors: (27" or smaller, non-Kent County resident) $15.00
CRT Televisions and CRT Computer Monitors: (larger than 27", non-Kent County resident) $30.00
All electronics brought to Kent County must have all cases and wiring intact.

Terms of payment: cash, or credit card*
*additional 3% convince fee when using a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover only.

Contact Us

Department of Public Works

1500 Scribner NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

(616) 632-7920

(616) 632-7925


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Accepted Consumer Electronics

Circuit Boards
Computers - Desktops, Laptops, Main Frames, Tablets
Docking Stations
Hard Drives Internal
External Disk Drives
Keyboards and Mice
Monitors - Flat Screens and CRTs (fee for CRTs)
Networking Equipment
PDAs - Blackberrys, Palm Pilots, iPhones
Power Cords
Server Racks
Tape Back-ups
UPS Battery Back-ups
Air Cleaners
Batteries - Alkaline, Lithium, Lithium-Ion, Ni-Cad, Nickel Metal Hydride, Zinc, Oxide, Mercury Lead Acid, etc.
Cellular Telephones
DVD Players and VCRs
Fax Machines
Gaming Systems
GPS Units
MP3 Players
Ink and Toner Cartridges
Medical Equipment - Non-Hazardous Only
Power Tools - Electric Only
Stereos and CD Players
Telephone Systems
Answering Machines
Various Media - Floppy Disks, CDs, DVDs, Memory Sticks, VHS Tapes, Movie Reels
Miscellaneous Small Appliances - Coffee Pot, Blender, Alarm Clock, Iron, Curling Iron, etc.