Items Tagged with 'Recycling'


Partnership keeps electronics out of landfill

November 13, 2015
A partnership between Spectrum Health and an electronics recycling firm is helping to keep 150,000 pounds of electronics out of landfills. Read More

Global factors shrink Kent recycling revenue

Haulers bringing in household recyclables will have to pay to dump them.

July 3, 2015
Over the last 25 years, the Kent County Department of Public Works has taken in and processed more than 300,000 tons of recyclable material — plastic jugs and containers, tin cans and aluminum cat food cans, newspapers and other paper, glass bottles and jars — at no cost to the commercial trash haulers who bring it in along with their customers’ non-recyclable trash. Read More

Recycling rates continue to grow in Kent County

April 17, 2015
One year ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called on the state to increase recycling rates from less than 15 percent to at least 30 percent, noting the state’s current recycling rate was among the worst in the nation. Read More

Electronics recycler hosts data-shred day

April 14, 2015
An e-waste recycler and reseller is preparing to help businesses in the region shred their data just before Earth Day. Read More

Obsolete electronics keep recycling business growing

August 12, 2014
Obsolete electronics are keeping one West Michigan electronics recycling facility in growth mode. Read More

Christmas tree recycling sets up across county

December 27, 2013
Once the decorations are removed from the Christmas tree and you’ve got it back outside, what do you do with it? Read More

University scores second in national zero-waste challenge

November 28, 2013
A local university won bragging rights recently when it took second place in the national Game Day Challenge in the waste minimization category. Read More

Alloy Resources forges metal recycling plant at lakeshore

July 23, 2013
Alloy Resources Corp has opened an aluminum and zinc recycling plant at the lakeshore. Read More

Grand Rapids refuses county’s solid waste plan

City commission views the disposal concept as inequitable.

February 1, 2013
The city of Grand Rapids and Kent County have agreed on a lot of things over the years, like the single-stream trash recycling plan the two created. Read More

Comprenew turns on electronics recycling event

January 25, 2013
On Saturday, Jan. 26, individuals and businesses will be able to get rid of most unwanted electronic gadgets for free and, at the same time, keep those outdated or non-working items out of the landfill. Read More