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Rotary paper recycling resumes

By Tom Noreen

Thanks to Cedar Springs Public Schools the Cedar Springs Rotary Club will resume paper recycling on or about June 1. The School has graciously released one of their Paper Gators so that the Rotary Club could use it to replace the NuWool truck that it has used for over 20  years.

The Paper Gator bin will be located in the same location as the paper truck. The nice thing about the Paper Gator is that you can put all types of paper in it. The exception being corrugated cardboard. That can be recycled at the Rockford Solid Waster Transfer Station across from Meijer.

 Looking forward to seeing you there and thanks for your support!

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Holiday String Light Recycling Stations Open


Grand Rapids, MI (October 27, 2016) –  If you pull your holiday string lights out of the storage box and find that they don’t work, please don’t trash them! Give them new life by dropping them off in a holiday light collection box at one of Kent County’s three recycling stations.

Kent County recently placed special collection boxes at all three recycling drop-off stations to collect string lights from holiday decorating. It is important to collect the string lights separately from the rest of the recyclables because the lights will damage sorting equipment at the Kent County Recycling & Education Center if they are mixed in with other recyclables. Kent County has offered this seasonal program since 2014 and has collected and recycled nearly 2.5 tons of string lights since then.

Once full, Kent County will transport the lights to a local metal recycler so the components can be separated and recycled. The boxes will be available until late-January 2017.

Rockford Recycling Station
North Kent Recycling & Waste Center
2908 Ten Mile, Rockford
Monday-Saturday 7:30am-5:00pm

Grand Rapids Recycling Station
Kent County Recycling & Education Center
977 Wealthy SW, Grand Rapids
Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:00pm

Kentwood Recycling Station
Kentwood Public Works Facility
5068 Breton Road, Kentwood
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:00pm
(and weekends and evenings when the gates are open)

To learn more about why string lights are NOT accepted in curbside recycling and how to recycle many other things, visit www.recyclekent.org.



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Celebrate Earth Day the Cedar Springs way

By Judy Reed

Do you have any old junk computers and monitors lying around? What about personal documents you are afraid to throw away because of the personal information on them? Would you like to see Cedar Creek clean again? Or buy some seedlings? What do all of these have in common? They are all part of Cedar Springs’ 3rd annual Earth Day 2010 celebration!

The city will hold their Earth Day celebration on April 24, starting at 8 a.m. with E-waste collection behind Cedar Springs city hall. Bring all your electronic waste for disposal such as computers, monitors, keyboards, cell phones, radios, stereos, laptops, VCRs, modems, power cords, etc. Televisions will not be accepted, however, you can drop them off at Comprenew at 629 Ionia SW in Grand Rapids for a $10 recycling fee.

New this year is personal document shredding at Kent County Credit Union, 14111 White Creek Avenue. Residents can bring up to two boxes of confidential information for secure shredding, such as credit card receipts, pay check stubs, savings plan statements, bills, tax records and other miscellaneous items that you no longer need.

Also new this year will be a ground breaking ceremony at the city’s new park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, at the corner of Main and Oak Streets at 9:30 a.m., followed by a tree-planting there commemorating Arbor Day.

Residents will meet again at 10 a.m. at the Fire barn on Maple Street to clean up Cedar Creek. You don’t have to pre-register to work, but the first 100 registered get a free shirt! After the cleanup, there will be a pizza party at the American Legion for the clean up crews, and a green cleaning products demonstration. There will be a city surplus auction following lunch. Visit the city’s website at www.cityofcedarsprings.org for a list of items, and to download a registration form for the cleanup.

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