New Recycling Requirements for Allegan County Resource Recovery Program
Residents enrolled in the Allegan County Resource Recovery Program have new recycling requirements beginning January 1, 2020. Plastic bags and shredded paper will no longer be accepted after the New Year.
These new requirements are due to changes at the Kent County Recycling and Education Center. Many of the recycling items collected within Allegan County goes to the Recycling and Education Center to get sorted and bailed to be sold to recyclers as a commodity in the recycling market.
Plastic bags create operational challenges at recycling sorting centers, including shutdowns from the bags tangling around machinery and contamination of the bags and other materials. The best thing for plastic bags is to:
- Try not to use them whenever possible
- Recycle them at your local grocery store (such as a Meijer or Walmart).
- Find other uses for them
Shredded paper at the facility is often too small to get detected and sorted accordingly. Only shred confidential documents that have to be shredded then put them in the trash.
A new flyer with these recent changes is attached to this release.
For details regarding residential recycling services, contact the Resource Recovery Coordinator, Rosemary Graham at email@example.com. To stay updated on our Resource Recovery Program, visit www.allegancounty.org.
Monterey Township will be transistioning to curbside recycling as of April 1, 2020. As of this date the recycling drop-site behind the township hall will close. Any dumping will NOT be tolerated and violators will be ticketed.
Contact 269-793-3050 to get signed up for curbside recycling service.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have signed up and not yet received a cart.
See the attached FAQs for more information!
(Allegan, MI)— Allegan County Health Department is promoting a new cardboard and paper recycling opportunity offered by Broken Arrow Recycling in partnership with Pratt Industries, Inc. This 3-month pilot program begins September 1, 2020 with the opportunity to continue based upon participation. The service is free to both businesses and residents in Allegan County, and the quantity that can be recycled is unlimited. Recycling cardboard and paper saves trees, reduces CO2 emissions, saves water and preserves landfill capacity.
Any resident or business can take part by bringing the items listed below to Broken Arrow Recycling, located at 1100 Lincoln Rd., Allegan. Hours of Operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
Cardboard and Paperboard
• Cardboard boxes (must be flattened)
• Cereal boxes
• Other paperboard
• Magazines and catalogs
• Soft cover books
• Envelopes and junk mail
• Office paper
• Flyers, postcards, etc.
For questions about this collection project, contact Broken Arrow Recycling at 269-673-2062. For information about recycling opportunities in Allegan County, please contact Rosemary Graham at email@example.com.
Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Recycling Event
Meet us at the Harding's Market in Wayland, 300 Reno Drive, on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Bring your household hazardous waste and electronic waste (computers, tablets, cell phones, etc.). This event is open to residents from the City of Wayland, Wayland Township, Leighton Township, Dorr Township, Hopkins Township, Salem Township and all other Resource Recovery Participants!
Please see the attached materials list for items that will be accepted at this recycling collection event or contact Rosemary Graham, Recycling Coordinator, at 269-686-4559 for more information.
Curbside Recycling participants north of 129th Avenue in Wayland Township, Republic Services has updated your service calendar and you have new services dates. Find he updated calendar attached. Please contact 269-686-4559 or 877-MY-TRASH if your recycling is missed.
Keep your friends and family safe by dropping off unused medications on October 24th at the Allegan County Sherff's Department, 640 River Steet, Allegan from 10am-2pm. Please see attached flyer.