Welcome To Muskegon Recycling Center

The best recycling center in Muskegon, MI.  One of many PADNOS recycling locations, the Muskegon Recycling Center is the best place to recycle your scrap metal. Just off US 31 N toward Muskegon and Ottawa St, you can recycle copper, aluminum, steel, vehicles, catalytic converters, and electronics for money.

With a paved yard, polite employees, and better pay per pound, we want to be your recycling center.

Come experience the PADNOS difference. Mike is just one of our friendly employees at our Muskegon Recycling Center; if you see him say hi, ask a question, or see what he might be able to help you with.

What we PAY you for

What we PAY you for

Here at your local recycling center, we pay you to recycle your metal and e-scrap from home. We take:

  • Steel – items like appliances, bed frames, furnaces, tractors
  • Copper – items like wire, cable, tubing, radiators
  • Aluminum – items like lawn furniture, radiators
  • Electronics – items like laptops, PCs, memory, RAM, chips
  • Stainless Steel
  • Car Batteries
  • Zinc
  • and more!

Recycling is a great way to reduce waste and also make some extra money. While community recycling bins accept items, such as cartons, bottles, and aluminum cans, our recycling center accepts a variety of scrap materials and large items. More importantly, we offer better pay-per-pound payments.

Entering the Recycling Center

Entering the Recycling Center

The entrance to our Muskegon Recycling Center is located on Ottowa St., between E. Western and Marquette Ave. Here is the step-by-step process:

  1. Drive onto either of the yellow scales and continue to the far end.
  2. Stop at the intercom where our staff will capture your vehicle weight and ask about your material.
  3. You’ll be directed to where to drop off your material.
  4. Come back across the one-way scale for your empty weight.
  5. Bring your ID into the office and we’ll complete your transaction and issue your payment.
Certified Truck Scale
In and Out scales keep you moving
Small Scales
For lightweight materials like copper, aluminum and electronics, we have multiple certified scales for accurate weighs.
Other services
We accept loose cardboard at no value.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a recycling center work?
When you visit a waste management or recycling center, you can recycle material that may not accepted in your typical recycling bin. The facility allows you to drive onto scales and drop off your recyclable materials in designated areas. These materials will be weighed, and you're paid by the pound. Recycling centers are equipped to collect materials, such as glass, plastic, paper, metal, and more. They utilize advanced machinery to clean, process, and reuse the materials for new products. For example, paper and cardboard can be processed into pulp, which is then used to create new paper. Our Muskegon recycling center is a great way for Michigan residents to minimize their environmental impact and contribute to sustainability and environmentally friendly efforts in the community. This type of waste management also reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
What scrap can I recycle with you?
We pay you to recycle all metals, including steel, iron, copper, wire, aluminum, auto-cast, cast iron, cast aluminum, building material, and more. We pay you to recycle electronics and equipment like PC towers, laptops, smartphones, cellphone batteries, motherboards, memory, and other computer parts. This is a great way to avoid electronic waste. We also pay you to recycle lead-acid batteries from vehicles.
Can I recycle household appliances here?
Yes, at PADNOS Muskegon we will pay you for your old appliances. We recycle large appliances like washers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, and freezers, and small appliances like toasters, blenders, and coffee makers. For items like refrigerators, freezers, AC units and dehumidifiers, we have a process for properly removing the refrigerant. This service is free of charge and will be completed by our staff.
Where can I scrap an old vehicle?
You can scrap old vehicles, or vehicles totaled in an accident at PADNOS Muskegon. All you need is a valid title in your name or signed over to you as a purchaser
What documentation do I need to bring to scrap items?
You need to bring a current, valid government-issued picture ID. If you are bringing in a vehicle, you will also need to bring the title.
Do I need an appointment?
No appointment is needed! Just drive onto the scale and we'll talk you through the process.
Where can I recycle electronics?
If you're searching for the nearest recycling center, you can scrap electronics at PADNOS Muskegon, and get paid per pound. Our business recycles all types of circuit boards, computers, smartphones, cables, wires, hard drives with circuit boards, and more. We also accept (at no value) printers, keyboards, tablets, speakers, power tools, vacuum cleaners, gaming systems, or other electronic waste. PADNOS offers regional recycling services throughout the state of Michigan, so you can check online for a recycling business near you.