Business, Schools, Events
Businesses, farms and schools are regulated differently than homeowners when disposing of waste and therefore must utilize licensed contractors.
our bins for your next Event! Please complete and return this entire
application at least 14 days prior to your event.
Recycling & Hazardous Waste Disposal Services
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Recycled Materials Market Directory lists companies who provide recycling services for various materials around the state.
The following companies offer disposal of common business wastes.
|Recycling Concepts||5015 52nd St
Grand Rapids 49512
|616.942.8888||website||Recycles large quantities of post-industrial plastics.|
|Bata Plastics||1001 40th St
Grand Rapids 49508
|616.452.5300||website||Recycles large quantities of post-industrial plastics.|
453 S. Division Ave
1454 28th St SE
|website||The Comprenew mission is to inspire our community to live and work in a sustainable man-ner. This mission is accom-plished by providing corpora-tions, organizations, and our community with best practice responsible electronics recy-cling services.|
|1040 Market Avenue
Grand Rapids 49503
|616.235.1500||website||Valley City provides a broad range of environmental services including hazardous and non-hazardous waste transportation and disposal, technical field services and electronics recy-cling.|
|Waste Management Tracker Programs||N/A||1.800.664.1434||website||LampTracker provides contain-ers to quickly and easily recycle your universal waste by mail.|
|Michigan Clean Sweep||Multiple Across Michigan||
|website||Participating Clean Sweep sites will accept pesticide product and mercury free of charge from any Michigan resident. They are not, however, re-quired to handle other types of household hazardous waste from residents outside of their respective counties.|
Are you a company that works with small and large companies in Kent County to responsibly dispose of fluorescent light bulbs or other wastes? Contact us to get your name on this list!
'Greening Your Grounds'
Many local businesses & schools have already taken steps to reduce waste and become more sustainable in their everyday activities. Click on the businesses below to read about their 'greening' successes - maybe there are some ideas you can implement in your business or school too!
Have you made changes in your business or school to help you 'Green Your Grounds'? Here's your chance to brag! Sign up to be listed as one of our 'Greening Your Grounds' success stories!
Health Reduces Waste!
Grand Valley State University (Pew Campus)
The New Look of School Milk at Dexter Community Schools
Woodcreek Magnet School Receives Award for Innovative and Creative Composting Project
There are many other programs that are available to schools to help in your 'greening' efforts. Do you know of one not listed here? Contact us!
Master Business Recycler Manual
Businesses today are constantly looking for ways to be lean and more profitable in their everyday operations. The Master Business Recycler Manual (PDF) gives experienced recyclers new ideas for their programs and gives those new to the program step-by-step instructions to evaluate their waste stream, reduce their waste, design a recycling program and implement it effectively.
Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Program (RETAP)
Retired professionals are available through the Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Program (RETAP) to assist businesses and institutions in Michigan with pollution prevention (P2) and energy efficiency. Businesses of 500 employees or fewer in the state and institutions of any size are eligible. RETAP services are free of charge.
Business Pollution Prevention Loan Program
The P2 Loan Program provides loans of up to $400,000 at an interest rate of 5% or less to existing, independently owned businesses with 500 or fewer full time employees. Eligible projects include those that eliminate or reduce waste at the business location, result in environmentally sound reuse and recycling of the loan applicant's generated wastes, conserve energy or water on-site, or are a qualified agricultural energy production system.