Free electronics, metal recycling event set for Friday, Saturday

First Christian Reformed Church of Grand Haven will be conducting an electronics and metal recycling event Friday and Saturday at the church, 516 S. Ferry St. The church has teamed up with CompRenew Environmental of Grand Rapids, a Universal Waste Handler licensed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the e-recycle event. It will be open from 1-4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Tribune Staff
May 12, 2011


“We are able to offer these e-recycle events free of charge to the public,” said Joan Groenhout, coordinator of the church’s metal recycle ministry. “However, there is a $10 decommissioning charge for all televisions for lead abatement.”

Anything that plugs in or runs on a battery is considered electronics and will be accepted for recycling, she said. Metal will also be accepted during the event.

There is a $10 charge for any item containing Freon. An arrangement with a local firm that is qualified to remove Freon assures that refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers are decommissioned prior to recycling, Groenhout said. 

For more information, contact First Christian Reformed Church at 842-6370.

To read more of this story, see today’s print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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