Kent County offers free TV recycling

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — If you live in Kent County, now is the time to get rid of that old box television for free.

Kent County is offering free recycling for standard definition TVs now through September 30.

Residents can drop off their old televisions and computer monitors at any of the following facilities:

  • North Kent Transfer Recycling Center | 2908 10 Mile Road, Rockford
  • Kent County Recycling and Education Center | 977 Wealthy Street SW, Grand Rapids
  • South Kent Landfill | 10300 South Kent Drive, Byron Township

The director of Kent County Department of Public Works says manufacturer donations will cover the cost of recycling the electronics, which normally ranges between $15 and $60.

Kent County has collected close to 6 million pounds of the recycled electronics since it began the program in 2001.

Televisions with a cathode ray tube television can hold 5 to 10 pounds of lead, which poses a health hazard to residents who come in direct contact with it.

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