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

Used Automobile Batteries
Household 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

Note: Due to the current corona virus situation, Recycle Mecosta will remain closed for the month of May as per the Governor's directive. We will revisit our approach to reopening at the next Recycle Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 3rd. Recycle Mecosta will be remain closed for public dropoffs. As soon as we know our reopening date, that date and our hours will be posted here.

     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 text Phil Erlewine at 231-250-6459 (or email him at erlewinep@charter.net).

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 2017 Recycle of Mecosta County saved 480 tons of paper products. 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