ecoOttawa booklet | Resource Recovery Service Centers
Household Hazardous Waste | Small Business Waste | Medication Disposal | Sharps Disposal
Used Motor Oil | Latex Paint Disposal | Mercury | Clean Sweep Program | Recycling
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health operates four Resource Recovery Service Centers. Materials that are accepted at the centers include Household Hazardous Waste, Consumer Electronics and Recyclables.
If you have any questions regarding services, please call (616) 393-5645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice: Revised service center hours as of June 1, 2017.
3rd Sat: 8am-11am
Location: 15600 68th Avenue, Coopersville, MI 49404
1st Sat: 8am-11am
Location: 6693 Roger Drive, Jenison, MI 49428
Projection TVs, CRT TVs and CRT Computer Monitors
As of May 11th, the Ottawa County Resource Recovery Service Centers no longer accept projection TVs, Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TVs and CRT computer monitors, due to the cost of recycling them. Locations accepting these items:
3549 W. Shore Dr
Holland (616) 738-4183
4830 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville (616) 532-2024
5425 Harvey St
Muskegon (231) 798-6407
$25 fee for 32" or less televisions at all locations (does not accept more than 32" televisions)
to 520 Butternut Suite #5
Holland (616) 355-4229
(Charges are based on screen size)
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North Kent Recycling & Waste Center
2908 Ten Mile Road, Rockford
Kent County Recycling & Education Center
977 Wealthy SW, Grand Rapids
South Kent Landfill
10300 South Kent Drive, Byron Center
Improper disposal can contaminate. FREE household hazardous waste disposal is available to Ottawa County residents at any Resource Recovery Service Center. 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
motor oil and filters
pool and spa chemicals
20 pound propane tanks
paint thinner and stripper
flourescent tube light bulbs
compact fluorescent light bulbs
Small Business, Non-profit
& Non-residential Services
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.
Prevent drug misuse and abuse. 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.
|Participating Health Department Locations||Participating Law Enforcement Locations|
|Holland Department of Public Health
Hudsonville Department of Public Health
Grand Valley Police Department:
West Olive Sheriff’s Office:
|Participating Retail Pharmacy Locations|
1125 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven
Tasker Drug Store:
Sharps Disposal Program
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.
Click here for more information about the GR Red Project’s Clean Works Program – syringe access/needle exchange program.
Used Motor Oil Recycling
Each year, thousands of gallons of used motor oil is produced by do-it-yourself oil changes. Improper management of used oil can have detrimental effects on the environment. As little as one quart of oil can contaminate 2 million gallons of drinking water! Ottawa County residents can recycle used oil or any other automotive fluids (free of charge) at any Resource Recover Service Center.
Unusable latex paint, while not considered hazardous, must be dried prior to disposal. When drying latex paint, always choose an area that is well ventilated, protected from the elements and not accessible to children or pets.
For small amounts of paint, simply open the container and allow the contents to air dry. To solidify larger quantities of latex paint, mix in an absorbent such as cat litter. Mix in enough absorbent until the paint becomes difficult to stir and is no longer liquid. Allow to dry with the lid off. The container may be placed in the regular trash. Full, unused cans of paint that have not been frozen can be donated to Lakeshore Habitat Restore. Call (616) 399-7006 for more information.
Mercury is a toxic element found in household devices like thermometers and thermostats. Mercury should be carefully handled to prevent mercury spills and should be properly disposed. Exposure or inhalation of mercury vapors can lead to neurological damage and several other health hazards.
Mercury Containing ThermometersThe Thermometer exchange mercury containing thermometers for a free digital thermometer at any Ottawa County Department of Public Health office or Resource Recovery Service Center. Limit one digital thermometer per resident.
Mercury Containing Devices and Elemental Mercury
Schools, homes, health care facilities, and businesses may have mercury containing devices such as barometers, thermometers, sphygmomanometers, mercury switches and elemental mercury. Please call (616) 393-5645 for instructions on proper handling of mercury and to arrange for disposal.
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) and fluorescent lights contain very small amounts of mercury in the form of a vapor powder. Local retailers may accept CFLs. To find an outlet near you, please visit www.earth911.com and use the search function for your area. Ottawa County residents can recycle four and eight foot fluorescent light bulbs (free of charge) at any Ottawa County Resource Recovery Service Center. A fee for disposal services will apply to businesses.
- Click for more mercury information
- How to clean up a mercury spill
- Information about CFLs from Energy Star
- CFL fact sheet from the State of Michigan
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 Resource Recovery Service Centers.