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Single Stream Recycling Now Available at Drop-Off Stations
Single Stream Recycling Now Available at Drop-Off Stations

News Release:  (Grand Rapids, MI) – Kent County now offers single stream recycling at all three county-operated recycling drop-off stations. Previously single stream recycling was available only to those with curbside recycling service.

Single stream recycling allows users to mix paper, plastic bottles, metal cans and glass jars together in one drop-off bin with a separate bin for flattened corrugated cardboard.

The three recycling stations, in Rockford, Grand Rapids and Kentwood, are for residents who do not have access to curbside recycling, missed their recycling day or have too much recycling to put at the curb. Residents of surrounding areas who work or travel in Kent County are also invited to use the stations.

“By converting all these containers to single stream recycling, we hope that more people will be encouraged to recycle. It’s easy, quick and free,” explained Ann Kaiser, Resource Recovery Specialist with the Kent County Department of Public Works.

Prior to single stream recycling, people had to separate their paper from plastic bottles, metal cans and glass jars, making recycling more time consuming and less appealing.

The three recycling stations in Kent County are in Kentwood (5068 Breton Road), Grand Rapids (977 Wealthy SW) and Rockford (2908 Ten Mile Road).

More information and a full list of what is recyclable at Kent County recycling stations can be found at http://www.recyclekent.org/.

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