Residential Recyling in Holland, MI

Rethink use cycle

By rethinking the way our community recycles, we can all have a positive impact on our environment. Recycling is an easy way for us all to make a difference in our community, our economy, and beyond.

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Why Recycle?

The materials you place in your recycling cart each week contribute to $millions in value for our local economy each year. Through an advanced process of sorting, cleaning and processing, your recyclables end up in many of the products you use every day. Watch the video to learn more.

What Can I Recycle Curbside?

Paper & Cardboard

Recyclable Curbside

  • Newspaper
  • Mail & magazines
  • Office paper
  • Notebook paper
  • Food boxes — cereal, crackers, cookies, frozen meals
  • Shipping boxes
  • Moving boxes

Not Recyclable Curbside

  • Mixed-media mail & packaging
  • Uncontained shredded paper
  • Wet paper
  • Small sticky notes
  • Greasy pizza boxes
  • Packing peanuts and the plastic inside cardboard boxes
  • Wax-coated milk and juice cartons

Metal Cans

Recyclable Curbside

  • Metal cans from vegetables, fruit or beans
  • Metal cans from meat, fish or pet food
  • Aluminum soda cans
  • Aluminum foil (unsoiled)
  • Empty aerosol cans with non-hazardous contents

    Not Recyclable Curbside

    • Aluminum foil (soiled with food)
    • Pop tabs (on their own)
    • Bottle caps (on their own)
    • Razor blades
    • Paint cans
    • Aerosol cans that contained hazardous chemicals (e.g. WD-40)
    • Nothing smaller than a credit card or larger than a coffee can.

    Glass Containers

    Recyclable Curbside

    • Sauce jars
    • Ball jars
    • Wine bottles
    • Beverage bottles

    Not Recyclable Curbside

    • Window glass
    • Mirrors
    • Frosted glass
    • Pyrex
    • Drinkware
    • Decorative glass or crystal
    • Lightbulbs


    Recyclable Curbside

    • Detergent containers
    • Water bottles
    • Milk jugs
    • Peanut butter jars
    • Ketchup bottles

    Not Recyclable Curbside

    • Grocery & sandwich bags
    • Polystyrene foam (Styrofoam)
    • Bubble wrap
    • Toys
    • Garden hoses

    How to Prepare It

    Don't Use a Bag

    Never bag, box-up, bundle or tie your recyclables. Items should be placed in the curbside cart individually.

    Empty. Clean. Dry.

    All items that you place in your recycling cart need to be emptied of their contents, cleaned of all residue, and free of moisture. Just one dirty item could contaminate all of the other recyclables.

    For service and billing information or questions, please contact Holland Board of Public Works.

    625 Hastings Ave, Holland, MI 49423
    (616) 355-1500, ext 4