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Environmental Sustainability Center Hours & Locations

Mondays

Special Closure Dates
May 30th, July 4th, September 5th, December 26th

Grand Haven

16850 Comstock Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417

8:00AM - 1:00PM, 2:00PM - 4:00PM


Coopersville

15600 68th Avenue
Coopersville, MI 49404

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Tuesdays

Holland

14053 Quincy
Holland, MI 49424

8:00AM - 1:00PM, 2:00PM - 4:00PM


Georgetown

6693 Roger Drive
Jenison, MI 49428

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Wednesdays

Grand Haven

16850 Comstock Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417

8:00AM - 1:00PM, 2:00PM - 4:00PM


Coopersville

15600 68th Avenue
Coopersville, MI 49404

8:00AM - 12:00PM

Thursdays

Special Closure Dates
November 24th

Holland

14053 Quincy
Holland, MI 49424

8:00AM - 1:00PM, 2:00PM - 4:00PM


Georgetown

6693 Roger Drive
Jenison, MI 49428

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Saturdays

Special Closure Dates
November 26th, December 24th

8:00AM - 11:00AM
1st Saturday of the Month

Georgetown

2nd Saturday of the Month

Holland


3rd Saturday of the Month

Coopersville

4th Saturday of the Month

Grand Haven

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  • Household Recycling

    Recycling

    Recycle Michigan

    Environmental Health specialists work to provide Ottawa County residents with information about hazardous materials and recycling. Proper disposal at Environmental Sustainability Centers help prevent water pollution, which may lead to serious health risks. For a fee, Ottawa County offers residential recycling at the Environmental Sustainability Centers.

    • 12 months: $100
    • 9 months: $85
    • 6 month: $65
    • 3 month: $36

    More information is available on the membership form. For additional recycling information call 616-393-5645.


    Accepted

    Please clean all food containers and remove lids and labels.

    Newspaper
    Office Paper
    Discarded Mail
    Paperboard
    Corrugated Cardboard
    Books
    Magazines
    Phone Books
    Brown Paper Bags
    Metals
    Steel, “tin”, and Aluminum Cans
    Empty Aerosol Cans
    Clear and Colored Glass
    Plastics #1 - 7
    Projection TVs, CRT TVs and CRT Computer Monitors
    Not Accepted

    We are unable to accept any of these items due to restrictions at the sorting facility. Items such as these can jam or break sorting machinery.

    Plastic bags of any kind
    Packing Peanuts
    Plastic Edging
    Vinyl siding
    Printer & Toner Cartridges
    PVC Pipe
    Styrofoam
    Clothing
    Furnace Filters
    Items larger than a 5-gal bucket

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  • Household Hazardous Waste Program

    Household Hazardous Waste Program

    Improper disposal can contaminate. FREE household hazardous waste disposal is available to Ottawa County residents at any Environmental Sustainability Centers. Household hazardous wastes are leftover, unwanted or unusable products that contain toxic, flammable, caustic (causes burns) or chemically reactive ingredients.

    Health hazards may occur when:

    • toxic gasses are inhaled from mixed products
    • hazardous products are left around the house and consumed by children or pets
    • hazardous products are poured into drains or toilets, causing contamination of septic tanks or wastewater treatment systems
    • hazardous products are poured into storm sewers and pollute bodies of water
    • drinking water from wells or water systems are contaminated

    Accepted

    Aerosols
    Antifreeze
    Pesticides
    Motor Oil and Filters
    Oil-Based Paint
    Drain Cleaners
    Mercury
    Fire Extinguishers
    Garden Chemicals
    Pool and Spa Chemicals
    Computers
    Solvents
    20lb Propane Tanks
    Household Cleaners
    Gasoline
    Paint Thinner and Stripper
    Flourescent Tube Light Bulbs
    Hobby Supplies
    Car Batteries
    Lithium Batteries
    Rechargeable Batteries
    Scrap Metal
    Televisions

    Not Accepted

    Latex Paint
    Appliances
    Styrofoam
    Plastic/Metal Lids
    Food Containers
    Alkaline Batteries
    Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
    Plastic Bags
    Bulky Plastics

    Scrap Tire Recycling

    Scrap Tires are a known environmental hazard due to the ability to be breeding grounds for mosquitoes which can spread diseases, fire hazards that are difficult to extinguish, and can also causes soil and water contamination. Recycled tires can be used for items like playground cover, fuel, drainfield aggregate, and road construction materials.

    Ottawa County's Environmental Sustainability Centers will be collecting scrap tires at all four centers by appointment only starting May 3rd , 2021 during fair weather months. We are unable to accept tires without an appointment.

    • All tires must be free of any dirt, debris, and water
    • Residental Tires ONLY
    • Scrap tire fee is $2 until the end of August or until the grant limit is reached
    • Scrap tire will be $6 at the start of September or until the grant limit is reached
    • Residents are limited to 10 tires per appointment
    • All tires must be free of dirt, water, and debris
    • NO tractor, airplane, or semi-truck tires will be accepted
    • Any nonconforming tire will not be accepted
    • Residents must be willing and able to assist in the unloading of tires
    • Centers accept credit card payments only
    • Cash or check payments must be done in advance at the Holland Department of Public Health at 12251 James St. Suite 200, Holland, MI 49424. Bring the receipt with you at your appointment.

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  • Composting

    Composting

    Ottawa County now offers food waste drop-off locations at all Environmental Sustainability Centers starting May 2nd, 2022. Composting is the braking down of organic matter that creates a naturally fertile soil that can be used to feed plants.

    Composting Options

    • 1 bag for $5
    • 3 bags for $12
    • Monthly bin exchange program for $40 (up to 5 bins a time unlimited exchanges-liners included)

    All food waste accepted. No yard waste.

    There Are Many Reasons to Compost

    • Natural way to feed plants
    • Increase water retention
    • Reduce usable materials sent to landfills
    • Reduce Greenhouse Gases
    • Helps create stronger plants and soil
    • Decreases soil erosion

    To put it simply...it's better for the environment!

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  • Consumer Electronics & Scrap Metal

    Consumer Electronics & Scrap Metal

    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 Environmental Sustainability Centers, conserves natural resources and avoids air and water pollution. Computer equipment can also be recycled at any local Goodwill location.

    Projection TVs, CRT TVs and CRT Computer Monitors

    The Ottawa County Environmental Sustainability Centers accept projection TVs, Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TVs and CRT computer monitors for a fee.

    • 30" and smaller: $10
    • 30" and larger: $20
    • Only credit/debit card payments accepted.
    • Recyclers MUST be able to assist in unloading. If you cannot, please return with someone who can help.

    If you are not sure whether your items qualify for recycling, please call (616) 393-5645 or email environmentalhealth@miottawa.org for more information.

    Locations accepting these items for a FEE:

    Comprenew
    11379 East Lakewood Blvd
    Holland (616) 355-4229
    (Charges are based on screen size.)

    Best Buy
    Click Here For Accepted Items
    3549 W. Shore Dr
    Holland (616) 738-4183

    4830 Wilson Ave SW
    Grandville (616) 532-2024

    5425 Harvey St
    Muskegon (231) 798-6407
    (Size limits may apply)

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  • Small Businesses & Farms

    Small Businesses & Farms

    We provide confidential, non-regulatory assistance and referral to properly manage industrial hazardous wastes. Our Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator program provides environmentally safe and economical disposal of hazardous waste at any of our Resource Recovery Service Centers. Appointments are required and a fee for services will apply. A conditionally exempt small quantity generator is one who creates less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste in a month or accumulates no more than 2,200 pounds total at a time.

    Clean Sweep Free Pesticide Disposal

    Clean Sweep is a FREE, non-regulatory program to help you safely dispose of banned and/or unusable pesticides or herbicides. Any Michigan homeowner, farm, greenhouse, nursery, golf course or other end user of pesticides or herbicides can use this service. Old, unwanted, out-of-date or unusable pesticides or herbicides can be dropped off (free of charge) for safe disposal at one of our Environmental Sustainability Centers.

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  • Medical Waste & Sharps

    Medical Waste

    Prevent drug misuse and overdose. Free disposal of unwanted or expired prescription drugs and over the counter medications are accepted at participating locations. Please remove pills from bottles and place in a sealable plastic bag. Liquids or gels may be kept in original packages with the labels blackened or removed.

    Sharps

    Safe disposal of needles help prevent exposure to serious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis. Free Home Use-Medical Sharps containers are available to residents at any Ottawa County Department of Public Health office. Once containers are full, you may exchange them for new ones at our offices. Only sharps containers provided by the Ottawa County Department of Public Health will be accepted. We dispose full containers through a licensed medical waste disposal company, to reduce any health or safety risks.

    For sharp collection locations and times please contact our Environmental Health Department at 616-393-5645 or email enviornmentalhealth@miottawa.org.

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