Call 616-842-6370 to schedule a free pick up of your unwanted metal or electronics.
|We take anything metal, even if it is only partially metal.
That includes Christmas tree lights!
|We also take electronics – no TVs or computer monitors. Anything that plugs in
or runs on a battery we can recycle environmentally.
First Christian Reformed Church embraced environmental projects two decades ago when it joined forces with Love in Action, a non-profit agency that works with area churches to coordinate programs to meet the basic needs of families – to provide used, donated appliances to those who need them.
The success of the Appliance Ministry coupled with a commitment to Creation Care and Environmental Stewardship led to organized recycle programs for pop cans and water bottles, a ministry that is coordinated by the middle school youth group, and a very successful toner and ink cartridge recycle program. Both of these are generously supported by the congregation and successfully lend support to youth group expenses and office supplies respectively.
Metal Recycling Begins: In March of 2008 this small congregation was faced with a distressing need for the major repair or replacement of a very inefficient boiler system. With no church funds for the impending cost of nearly $20,000, it embraced and began its most visible and aggressive environmental program, the Metal Recycle Ministry. Staffed wholly by volunteers, the Metal Recycle Ministry picks up all types of metal throughout the community and delivers that metal to a metal recycling facility twenty-five miles south for appropriate recycling. Items are collected, dismantled and separated into different types of metal before delivery to the metal recycle facility.
Total Pounds Recycled Since Inception:
over 2,200,000 lbs!
Electronics Recycling is Born: In 2010, faced with ongoing requests from members in the community, the Recycle Team developed a strategy to recycle electronics such as stereos, computer equipment and more.
WHAT METAL, ELECTRONICS AND RETURNABLES CAN WE RECYCLE?
Anything with a cord, battery or motor.
All Michigan returnable pop/beer cans and bottles (we’ll return it)!
This includes all types of metal – steel, copper, brass, aluminum, stainless.
This includes items that are broken, unusable, rusty or unrecognizable.
NO TVS OR COMPUTER MONITORS
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES TO GET YOU THINKING:
|9×13 pans||air conditioners||aluminum boats||aluminum ladders||animal traps||baking utensils||battery chargers||beverage cans||bikes & bike pumps||boat batteries|
|boat ladders||brake pads||brooms w/ metal handles||cameras||car batteries||car parts||cast iron pans||cast iron sinks & tubs||ceiling fans||cell phones|
|cement mixers||chain link fence||Christmas lights||clothesline poles||coat hangers||coat hooks||coffee bean grinders||coffee makers||commercial a/c units||commercial refrigerators|
|computer cords||computer keyboards||computer mice||computer towers||cookie sheets||cooking grates||copper pipe||copy machines||curling irons||decorative tins|
|dehumidifiers||dental equipment||dishwashers||door knobs||drills||drinking fountains||dryers||DVD players||electric mixers||electric toothbrushes|
|electrical cords||engine blocks||exercise equipment||extension cords||fans||faucets-all types||fax machines||fence posts||file sorters||filing cabinets|
|filmstrip machines||fire rings||fireplace cooking tripods||fireplace grates||fireplace screens||fireplace tools||fluorescent light fixtures||foil||baking pans||folding chairs|
|food cans||freezers||full size mixers||furnaces||futons||garden stakes||garden tools||gas cans||gas tanks||grills|
|hairdryers||hair product cans||handheld games||handheld mixers||hardware||kitchen utensils||lamps||landline phones||laptops|
|lawn chairs||lawn ornaments||light fixtures||LP tanks||mailboxes||metal car top carriers||metal desks||metal house numbers||metal ice cube trays||metal sheds|
|microwaves||mole traps||mops w/ metal handles||motorcycle parts||muffin tins||mufflers||nails||office chairs||overhead projectors||paper clips|
|patio chairs||patio firepits||patio tables||PCB-free ballasts||pencil sharpeners||percolator coffee pots||pie tins||pitcher pump||plumbing fixtures||ple barns|
|pool ladders||porch swings||pots & pans||power tools||printers||pumps||radios||rakes||record players||refrigerators|
|registers||scanners||scissors||screen doors||screens||screws||serving trays||sharp knives||shelf units||shelving|
|shovels||silverware||stereo components||storm doors||stoves||supply wire||Swiffer Wet Jet||thumb tacks||toaster ovens||toasters|
|tomato cages||towel bars||tricycles||tweezers||umbrellas||unicycles||VCRs||vending machines||wagons||walkie talkies|
|washers||waste baskets||water heaters||wheel barrows||wine racks|