By N3 News
Since the close of the Grand Rapids facility to upgrade their process and the subsequent shuttering of local venues the material has been building up in garages everywhere as residents long on board with the benefits of recycling have awaited the day it would reopen.
Monday was that day.
The Fremont site saw hundreds of vehicles making their way through with huge loads of plastic, paper, glass and cardboard finding their way out of the county without ending up in a landfill.
On Tuesday the Brooks Township site saw a steady stream of cars driving up to the new fenced in area that will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am-3pm.
Cart-Right Recycling, responsible for hauling the material to the Grand Rapids facility reported bins filled in many locations a sign that recycling was not only missed but continues to be a vital cog in efforts to maintain a healthy environment in Newaygo County.
“We are seeing incredible volume and did two routes yesterday finishing at 7:00pm to ensure the containers were ready for more recyclables today,” said Cart-Rights Lola Harmon Ramsey.
Here’s the skinny on a location near you.
Fremont: 5510 56th Street, at the Fremont Mini Storage site. Hours: M-W-SAT, 9-12pm.
Garfield Township Hall: 7180 S Bingham, Newaygo, open 24/7.
Brooks Township: 490 Quarterline St, Newaygo. This site is now fenced with open hours. Hours: TUE-THU-SAT, 9-3pm.
Grant: 160 East State Street, Open 24/7.
White Cloud: Behind City Hall, off Pine Hill Rd, Hours Mon-Sat 8am-4pm.
Croton: 5600 East Elm Street (transfer station). Open when the transfer station is open.
Any questions? Visit the Newaygo County Recycling fb page