ZEELAND – First Reformed Church of Zeeland is hosting a city-wide electronics and metal recycling day on Saturday, March 16th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the church parking lot at 148 E. Central Ave. The event location is accessible off Lincoln Avenue. First Reformed again will be partnering with Comprenew of Grand Rapids. Comprenew (comprenew.org), a state-licensed Universal Waste Handler and certified R2 e-Recycler, kept more than 3.5 million pounds of e-waste out of landfills last year.
Two previous electronic recycling events at First Reformed Church generated more than 57,000 pounds of e-waste, which was more than enough to fill up a semi-trailer, a box truck and pickup truck. Both were among the largest single-day e-waste recycling events in West Michigan.
This year, First Reformed also will be accepting scrap metal. All funds generated from the e-waste and metal recycling will support community and youth missions.
All electronic devices – essentially anything with a cord or battery, including phones, radios, computers, printers, monitors, televisions and household appliances – will be accepted. Large appliances, such as a refrigerators or freezers, cannot be accepted. All scrap metal – old screen doors, aluminum siding, cast iron – also can be brought to the church.
For more information, call First Reformed Church of Zeeland at 616-772-9129 or Comprenew at 616-451-4400.