Department of Public Health

Waste Management

ecoOttawa booklet | Recycling | Consumer Electronics | Appliances


Environmental Health specialists work to provide Ottawa County residents with information about hazardous materials and recycling. Proper disposal at Resource Recovery Service Centers help prevent water pollution, which may lead to serious health risks. For a fee, Ottawa County offers residential recycling at the Resource Recover Service Centers. The annual fee is $50. More information is available on the membership form. For additional recycling information call 616-393-5645.

office paper
discarded mail
corrugated cardboard
phone books
brown paper bags
steel “tin” and aluminum cans
empty aerosol cans
clear and colored glass
plastics #s 1 - 7
plastic bags #s 2 & 4 (Georgetown & Holland only)

Please clean all food containers and remove lids and labels.

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Consumer Electronics

Electronics often contain hazardous materials that should not be landfilled or incinerated. They also contain precious metals, glass, and plastics that should be recycled. Donating or recycling electronics at any Resource Recovery Service Center, conserves natural resources and avoids air and water pollution (see back for locations). Computer equipment can also be recycled at any local Goodwill location.

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Appliance Disposal

Appliance DisposalWashers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers and freezers need to be disposed of properly. Although Ottawa County Department of Public Health does not offer any appliance disposal programs, there are other environmentally responsible options. Residents can call Black River Recycling & Supply at (616) 396-8587 for more information on disposal fees and/or purchase of your used appliance.

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  • Phone: (616) 396-5266
    FAX: (616) 393-5643
    Clinic FAX: (616) 393-5659
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

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Other Locations

Grand Haven
1207 South Beechtree Street
Suite B
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: (616) 846-8360
Fax: (616) 844-1778

Monday: 8am-5pm
Monday: 5pm-6pm
by appointment only
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Friday: by appointment only
Closed: 12pm-1pm

3100 Port Sheldon Road
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Phone: (616) 669-0040
FAX: (616) 669-3039

Tuesday & Friday:
8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm