Recycling Services

Recycling Update

You have voted for recycling in the township! We will be working with the Allegan County Recycling to get things set-up, however, we have been informed that this will take some time. Bids must be obtained, paperwork completed, forms and recycling cards printed, etc. before we can begin. From our understanding, actual recycling will not begin until January of 2024. In the meantime, unfortunately, you will have to discard your recyclables with your normal trash.

One option we have, if you choose to do so, is bring your cardboard, paper, and cans to the marked dumpsters at Broken Arrow Recycling, located at 1100 Lincoln Road, just past the blinker at 26th Street, heading towards Otsego.

Recycling Centers search: How to recycle, Where to recycle


Electronic Recycling Center
11007 Chicago Dr
Zeeland, MI 49464

Electronic equipment can be recycled for recovery of metals and other materials. Some of the items they recycle include, but are not limited to:

Computer Monitors
CRT Screens
Plasma Screens
LCD Screens
Computer Towers
Stereo Systems
Cell Phones


Black River Recycling
11531 Chicago Drive Holland, MI 49424
Phone: (616) 396-8587 Fax: (616) 396-4314

Please check their website for details.

Televisions and computer monitors are accepted on a per pound fee basis.
As of February 2018, the fee is 45 cents per pound. (Average is about $25 or $30)

Glass Recycling facts


Household Hazardous Waste

Drug & Laboratory Disposal, Inc.

331 Broad Street
Plainwell, MI 49080
(800) 685-9824
(269) 685-1130 Fax

They accept household waste drop offs from residents only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8am and 1:30pm. If they are residents of Plainwell or Gun Plain Township the service is free. Everyone else is charged $1.00/lb, payment due at the time of drop-off. Appointment times are certainly not required but encourage people to call in advance,especially if they’re anticipating large loads.


Latex paint (only) can be disposed of in your regular trash, however, you must fill the can(s) with kitty litter and the tops must be left off or they will not be accepted.

Another option is to take your old water-based paint to a West Michigan manufacturer, RepcoLite Paints Inc. of Holland. Please click the link to see what they offer as a solution to the problem. Their stores will give a $1 coupon for each gallon can a customer brings to the store for the purchase of re-coat paint. The company does not recycle oil-based paints or water-based paints that have turned lumpy, smell or have become solid.


Electronics (TVs and Computers)

Best Buy

Best buy will accept televisions (tube tv's 32" or less or Flat Panel TVs: LCD, Plasma, LED smaller than 50") at a cost of $25 per unit, with a limit of 2 per day.

Michigan Goodwill Stores now accept all computer equipment, usable or not, free of charge. Contact individual outlets for more information.

Another place that accepts computers and other electronics is Black River Recycling, 11531 Chicago Drive (a division of Padnos) located between Holland and Zeeland on Chicago Drive. Please check their website for services and hours.

What happens to many of our old computers and other electronics when they are not recycled? It's shocking.


Used Motor Oil

Don't dump it! Recycle it!
You can take your used motor oil to: (call to check their hours)

Fennville Tire Center, 200 W. Main, Fennville (269) 561-2164
Auto Zone, 420 Western Ave., Allegan (269) 686-7877

IMPORTANT: Don't mix other wastes with used oil. Such mixtures can create hazards and make recycling more difficult.

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Selling, Donating and Recycling Old Clothing



Burn Permit -269-686-5222






Last Update: December 29, 2022 12:16 PM - ©Valley Township, Allegan County, Michigan, USA