For the City Times
Residents will have the opportunity to discard unwanted, but usable items at the Grand Rapids “Choose to Re-Use” event on May 21.
Residents are encouraged to bring items they want to discard but someone else can use (e.g. small appliances, lawn care items, household goods, bicycles, seasonal decoration, knick-knacks, office equipment, books, CDs / DVDs / VHS tapes / records, clothes, etc.)
You don’t have to bring something in to take items away.
“The objective of Choose to Re-Use is simple – reduce the amount of solid waste in our landfills and help someone in the process,” according to the press release.
Some items may be charged a fee to discard. They include:
*Tires – 15″ and below = $3.00, 16″ – 19″ = $4.00, 20 – 24″ = $8.00, larger size negotiable.
*TVs and monitors – $10.00 for 25″ and below, $25.00 for 27″ and above.
FREE disposal of car batteries, oil, washers & dryers, refrigerators, microwaves and other large metal items.
Computers, stereos, and other electronic equipment are also available for free disposal.
Please do not bring in paint and chemicals. They are not equipped to handle this.
This event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Town Garage (old transfer site) located at
2811 Two Mile Avenue.
For more information, please call 715-423-2469.