GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The Kent County Department of Public Works is asking you to stop trashing their recycling stations.
Kent County operates three drop off stations to give residents access to free recycling. Recently, people have been dropping large items and other non-recyclable trash at the sites.
The facility employees say they've been seeing unwanted building materials, like drywall, carpeting, wood and appliances. There have also been bags of regular household trash filled with food, clothes, dirty diapers and other garbage.
Staff say that the trash causes problems in the recycling sorting process, both in damage to machines but also safety risks to workers on the sorting line. Trash also gets in the way of other residents trying to drop off recyclables.