Free electronics and metal recycling May 4 & 5 | Environment
First Christian Reformed Church of Grand Haven will once again conduct its electronics recycling event on Friday, May 4 (1-4:00 p.m.) and Saturday, May 5 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 N).
First CRC’s FREE Electronics Recycling Event over the past two years has been very successful. Last year 38,449 pounds of electronics were safely recycled – two semi trailers and a box truck full of TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, radios, DVD & VCR players, game playing equipment, and more. Volunteers accepted anything that plugged in or ran on a battery.
Environmentally safe recycling of electronics requires special handling. For the E-Recycle Event on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 First CRC has again partnered with CompRenew Environmental of Grand Rapids, a Universal Waste Handler licensed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
At the E-Recycle event, metal will also be accepted. If it’s metal we can take it! Examples of items include metal posts, exercise equipment, doors, old grills, metal office furniture, motors and pumps, farm equipment and implements, awning and siding, trampoline frames, old antennas, hangers, electrical cords and wires - including Christmas lights, aluminum screens, bedsprings, hot water heaters, furnaces, and every kind of appliance including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers.
There is a $10.00 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. If an item is too large for an individual to place in their own vehicle to bring to the church, arrangements can be made for it to be picked up.
The Metal Recycle Ministry was begun in March 2008 as a fundraising effort on the part of church members to support the repair of an aging church heating system. The effort grew in response to enthusiasm by the congregation. "Word of mouth" advertising as well as church and school bulletin announcements, fliers and posters placed in area businesses, places of employment, and community locations have caused the effort to grow significantly. Since March of 2008, First CRC has recycled over ½ million pounds of metal keeping those items out of local landfills.
For more information contact First Christian Reformed Church at 616-842-6370.
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