REDUCE - REUSE - RECYCLE . . . . . changes in recycling pickup
A variety of conditions have changed in the world of recycling that are impacting the recycling service that we enjoy in Big Rapids. Manufacturers' are utilizing more lightweight materials and those lightweight materials are not as valuable in the recycling markets. Foreign countries were once the primary destination for recycled materials from the United States and now those same countries are changing how they are handling incoming recycling material. These and other issues are greatly increasing the cost of recycling.
The City of Big Rapids and Republic Services have agreed to reduce the collection of recycling to twice per month. This cost saving measure has been done to prevent an increase in rates.