7 SINGLE STREAM COLLECTION SITES
Recycling for Newaygo County supports and maintains seven (7) single stream collection sites in and edging Newaygo County, for the convenience of residents who would otherwise have no recycling available to them in our largely rural area.
We estimate that we are serving 3,000-4,000 families through these 7 collection sites. Thank you for helping us help you to enhance the environment and the beauty of our neighborhoods.
Our single stream recycling collection sites are conveniently located in Fremont, Grant, Holton, Newaygo, White Cloud, Garfield Township, and at Croton Transfer Station. All but the Croton location are open 24/7. The Croton Transfer Station is open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Noon to 5 pm, and is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
RNC accepts newsprint and office paper, cardboard, plastics marked 1-7, and tin and aluminum cans. Please do not put non-household waste in the bins. We have had car parts, broken toilets, house siding, old trash cans, appliances; sheet plastic, old hard plastic items such as toys; household furnishings. No, no, and no. Our purpose is to recycle regular household waste. If in doubt, please refer to The Recycling Guide, also on display on each bin.
Loads with such non-acceptable items will be rejected by Kent County Recycling, where our materials are taken, and the whole load trashed at our expense. Worse, we could lose the privilege. There is no other materials recovery facility within our reach, so please take this seriously.
Kent County also does not accept polystyrene (Styrofoam) so please don’t put it in the bins. We only have to remove it. We do accept it at The Recycling Center, 490 Quarterline St., Newaygo, and at our Fremont Collection Site on Cherry Street. Put it in the marked bin while recycling your other materials in the nearby single stream bins.
Note also that insulation foam is not recyclable as polystyrene due to the chemicals. Nothing with chemicals, no cushion foam, and so on. Please do not put these in the polystyrene bins. We have to trash it.
NCRESA has taken over some of our trailers for the collection of glass for their Enterprise Program. Our Fremont, Brooks Township, and White Cloud collection sites have one of these trailers. Please DO NOT overfill. Use the other side if one side seems full. This may seem obvious, but over-stuffing one side while the other side of the trailer is virtually empty is a problem that results in a lot of broken glass and cleanup work.
Enterprise is a work-based learning environment for teens with special needs. Students prepare post-consumer glass by removing lids and ensuring the glass is reasonably clean before pulverizing in the crushing machine. See the Press Release for more details.
THE RECYCLING CENTER
Linda Ritz White, Executive Director