***PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE*** The County of Newaygo has now taken over and is supporting and maintaining the sites in Fremont, Newaygo, White Cloud, Grant, Croton Township, and Garfield Township. The Recycling Center at 490 Quarterline St. in Newaygo will close May 31. Donations now made to RNC DO NOT go toward supporting the collection sites. RNC is in the process of converting to 100% educational purposes, and has applied to the State of Michigan for a name change to 3R EDUCATION. We are working on restructuring our website to reflect the changes. Later this summer you will find us at www.3reducation.org, where you can learn the many exciting programs we have in the works to teach the 3Rs of Environmental Sustainability to residents of all ages and sectors. Thank you to all supporting members, businesses, municipal contributors, and foundations for your longstanding support in RNC’s efforts to make recycling services available in and around Newaygo County since 2004.
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Please select the DONATE button below to access RNC’s secure payment page. You will be asked to fill in the amount of your contribution and identifying information for our funding and tax records.

Please be assured that your online payment is secure, and we do not share your information. If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to:
        Recycling for Newaygo County
        490 Quarterline St.
        Newaygo MI 49337

Thank you to renewing Members for your ongoing support, and a warm welcome to new Members. Watch for your membership card and tax receipt in the mail after you have signed up and made your contribution.

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Membership Levels and Benefits

Our Members have been a significant part of our foundation since our inception in 2004. To show our appreciation, we extend to Members the following annual benefits:
  • 6 Shredding Sessions (up to 25 pounds per session – medium sized box) at The Recycling Center, 490 Quarterline St. in Newaygo (behind Brooks Township hall)
  • 3 Bags of Garbage Disposal (up to 33 gallons/each) at The Recycling Center
  • Up to $25 disposal of old electronics, household batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and other household items (call if in doubt) at The Recycling Center
  • RNC news updates
  • Board of Directors candidacy and voting privileges
  • The environmental and economic health and beauty of your community
  • Your contributions are 100% tax deductible due to RNC’s nonprofit status

In addition, Members at Patron level and up are featured on our Applause for the Cause Board (see below) with optional link to their online presence. In addition, Business Members at Benefactor level and up receive a free year-round rotating ad (see top of page).

We need your help

3,000 to 4,000 households and businesses regularly use RNC Collection Sites. This is great news, because it means we are achieving our goal of promoting a strong recycling mindset in our neighborhoods. However, hauling services and tipping fees are costly. These, along with trash cleanup, including employee time, cost us more than $100,000 per year.

At September, 2016, our active Members number about 400. That’s 10%-15% of users! Sadly, RNC was forced to shut down the Hesperia site in July 2016 due to lack of funding. If we are to keep our remaining seven collection sites operational, we will need to double our Member contributions this year, and triple them next year.

This is very doable if we all work together. Because our sites are mostly accessible 24/7, we rely on your goodwill. If you use RNC Collection Sites, please become a Member. Encourage your friends and neighbors who use them to become Members. If you are blessed with financial ease, would you consider bumping up your annual contribution to the next level?

Please tell us if you wish to remain anonymous (no listing on our Applause for the Cause Board, displayed below). If you are listed and would like a link to your website, please provide us with the URL.

We leave you with this thought, offered by 17th Century wit, writer, and Anglican clergyman Sydney Smith: “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.” We are all in this together. Each of us plays a part in the world we are creating. We thank you. Our children and grandchildren thank you. And our planet thanks you!

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