What We Collect

White & Colored Office Paper
Magazines & Catalogs
Corrugated Cardboard
Junk Mail

Plastic Bottles & Jugs (#1 & #2 only)
   caps removed)      
Styrofoam / Polystyrene

Glass Jars & Bottles (colorless only)

Steel Tin Cans
Any Metal Pieces

We no longer are taking Household Batteries, but do accept Lithium batteries.
Ballast (No PCB)

Special containers for collecting bottles and cans during special events are available to borrow. We have a paper shredder that is available for your convenience. Call us if you'd like more information.

Phone: 231.796.9872 / 231.912.9028

Address: 424 N. 4th Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th
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We are a non-profit volunteer based resource. We welcome all donations to help keep us open. We now can take ANY donations (tax-exempt) securely, right from this site. You can use either credit cards or PayPal. Click: Donate with PayPal

Recycle of Mecosta County is currently open from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM on both Mondays and Saturdays. Amidst the ongoing pandemic threat the following changes and safety measures will continue to be observed:

  • All materials must be presorted prior to entering the normal recycling lot. That means cardboard, fiberboard, plastics (#2, #1), metal items (cans, metals), aluminum, colorless glass, styrofoam, newspapers and magazines, must be sorted in SEPARATE containers before depositing them to the appropriate exterior portals. Everything is clearly marked.

  • Six cars at a time will be admitted into the normal recycling area. There are now canvas carts in the parking areas to make it easier to deposit cardboard.
  • Facemasks for non-vaccinated folks and social distancing are required.

  • Only Recycle Workers will be admitted within the building (unless you've requested to use our paper shredder).

  • Donations will still be appreciated and are NEEDED. We ask for two dollars per visit. Anything more is your generosity.

     Welome to the information station for Recycle of Mecosta County located at 424 N. 4th Street, Big Rapids, Mi. This site is the source for our hours of operation, a listing of the materials we collect, and any bulletins regarding recycling events happening throughout the year.

A Fun Place to Volunteer!!
We're always recruiting happy people to volunteer and work at the center. You pick when you can come. If interested, stop by or email Beth Hoeh. Questions about Recycle Mecosta? Contact our Director, Rob McInnis).

Local Businesses
We offer a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly pick-up service where for a reasonable fee, we'll come and pick up your recyclables. Why not join the many local groups and businesses for scheduled pick-up of recyclable materials?

Environmental Impact
In 2020 Recycle of Mecosta County saved 435 tons of paper products (even amid the pandemic). Here's what that means environmentally:

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Recycle of Mecosta County
424 N. Fourth Avenue, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307     (231) 796-9872     (231) 912-9028