NEW Drive-Thru Drop Off for #2 Below
318 S Jefferson St, Ionia MI 48846
Drive-Thru Entrance via the South Gate then drive behind the Teen Center Building. Drive-Thru Exit via the North Gate
Here is a list of the items we accept:
Cereal and cracker boxes (remove the plastic bag).
We take frozen or refrigerated food boxes (like pizza or single serve microwave boxes).
24 Hour Drop-off Hint: Put the flat boxes together in a box and set the entire box in the green metal basket out front.
SORRY no ice cream containers. This material is difficult to break down in water to start the recycling process.
Corrugated, like shipping boxes. Also, 24hr drop-off available weather permitting. Anyone can place flat, dry cardboard in the green baskets out front.
Snow and Rain alert: Three out of four seasons we are able to dry the cardboard in the yard if they are wet from the weather, the winter months less so. You may see the baskets available less during the winter months.
Sorry, NO heavily WAX cardboard (examples: some produce & ceramic tile boxes). This kind is usually dark brown and you can see the heavy wax coating. This does not break down in water. You can compost this or burn for heat.
These can go into the green Paper Gator located in front of the building 24x7. Please remove from plastic sleeve.
Aluminum. Cans in a bin on their own (drinks). Many cat food containers are made of aluminum, foil, siding anything with aluminum.
Cast. Rotors, cast grills, tubs
Cans (labels can be left on)
Grills, auto parts like brake calipers, catalytic converters, appliances, rims, tables. Anything that has metal. Click the picture for more info re: large appliances
Pressurized items like aerosol cans and propane tanks, please puncture when possible. These items will be sorted into a separate container for our safety. Look for the box inside the main building next to the tin bins
Paper (Junk & Office)
These can go into the green Paper Gator located in front of the building 24x7.
Plastic #1 or #2 Bottles or Jugs triple rinsed (Farm pesticide jugs too, triple rinsed)
Look for the recycling triangle, usually on the bottom of the bottle or on the "neck" under the cap for shampoo bottles. PLEASE remove lids and rinse, must be free of food. We need them clean because we bale the materials ourselves.
#1 Bottles. Beverages like water, sport drinks, colored vitamin bottles.
#2 Cloudy Jugs. Such as milk or water jugs. 6/5/16 Call out to Farmers! We accept pesticide jugs, no caps must be triple rinsed (put cloudy in own bag and color in their own bag) This plastic has the most value.
#2 Color Bottles/Jugs. Laundry detergent, bleach, cleaner bottles, frozen orange juice, coffee containers. 6/5/16 Call out to Farmers! We accept pesticide jugs, no caps must be triple rinsed (put cloudy in own bag and color/white in their own bag).
Caps. We have a separate bin just for caps.
From packaging, food trays, clam shells and cups. Clean with no food particles. If it "breaks" we take it. We can't accept the soft flexible foam. If not sure, please ask.
We collect these as a good will item. Dart Container picks these up for FREE and makes picture frames, clip boards and rulers. Click the picture for more information.
Chargers ( electronics )
Network cables (example catagory 5 or 6)