Recycling in Muskegon County

The Three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We all have a stake, and a responsibility, to do more with less. Adhering to the principles, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE (in that order!), can help curb energy and raw material consumption in the face of growing demand on our natural resources. You can REDUCE packaging waste by purchasing items in bulk and/or looking for items with minimal packaging, made of recycled content. REDUCE unwanted “junk” mail by customizing your direct mail preferences at

Find ways to REUSE or re-purpose things! There are tons of websites and social media outlets that provide excellent tools for turning your trash into someone else’s treasure. Invest in a refillable water bottle—it will save you money while reducing packaging waste, transportation fuel use, and air pollution! Remember your reusable bags when you visit your local grocery store or farmer’s market, and, RECYCLE everything you can! You can even earn recycling rewards at

Muskegon County Recycling Facilities

Muskegon County Surplus Disposal

Muskegon County lists their vehicles, equipment, office furniture, and other surplus materials here as they come about to help increase reuse and reduce the need for storage.

Visit Muskegon County Surplus Disposal Policy and Procedure

Economic Impact Potential and Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste

Economic Impact Potential and Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste in Michigan is the result of the Michigan Municipal Solid Waste Characterization and Valuation Project, an effort launched last year to characterize economic and environmental opportunities available through recycling, composting and other waste diversion strategies. Commonly known as trash or garbage, municipal solid waste (MSW) consists of the everyday items discarded from homes, schools, hospitals and businesses, excluding waste from industrial uses and construction sites.

Download the PDF Report Visit the Economic Impact Potential Website