Welcome To Turner Recycling Center

The best recycling center in Grand Rapids, MI.  One of many PADNOS recycling locations, the Turner Recycling Center is the best place to recycle your scrap material. Just off US-131 and Ann Street, you can recycle copper, aluminum, steel, cars, 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.  Chris is just one of our friendly employees at our Turner Recycling Center; if you see him say hi, ask a question, or see what he might be able to help you with.


PADNOS Grand Rapids coach, Chris, standing in PADNOS location

What we PAY you for

What we PAY you for

Our local recycling facilities are ready to help you recycle junk that’s been collecting dust at home or your place of business. It’s time to get rid of old equipment and scrap material. Here at your nearest recycling center, we pay you cash 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,
  • Cars – Junk my car, scrap my car, trucks, vans, motorcycles, side by sides
  • Electronics – items like laptops, PCs, memory, RAM, chips
  • Stainless Steel
  • Car Batteries
  • Zinc
  • and more!

If you’re interested in learning more information about what we accept, you can check out our FAQ below or contact our team to find out more.

Entering the Turner Recycling Center in Grand Rapids

Entering the Turner Recycling Center in Grand Rapids

There are 2 gates for public use:

  • At this recycling center in Grand Rapids, there are two gates for public use:
    • Gate 2: For copper, aluminum, electronics, or other items that our big scale might not pick up (loads less than 20 pounds)
    • Gate 4: For steel and iron

    Once you’ve entered the gate, you can follow these step-by-step directions:

    1. Drive onto the yellow scale 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 where to drop 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 scale for accurate weights.
Other Services
We accept cardboard and vinyl siding at no value.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a recycling center work?
The average waste management service typically only collects paper, cardboard boxes, aluminum cans, milk cartons, plastic containers, and glass bottles in its recycling bins. They don't often take larger items such as kitchen appliances, refrigerators, scrap metals, furniture, or construction building materials. Recycling centers take a majority of these items that aren't accepted in household recycling bins. Then, the recycling station will process the materials for reuse. They're often turned into raw materials and sent to different businesses to create new products.
What are the benefits of recycling scrap material?
Recycling yard waste materials helps conserve natural resources and reduces trash in landfills. It's an environmentally friendly way for a community to minimize and lessen waste and pollution. Plus, it promotes sustainability and supports the local economy. When you recycle, you also get paid for your scrap materials by the pound. So, it's a win-win situation for everyone. Proper waste management is also necessary for the health of a local community.
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 and more. We pay you to recycle electronics like PC towers, laptops, smartphones, motherboards, memory, and more. We pay you to recycle lead-acid batteries from vehicles.
Can I recycle household appliances here?
Yes, at PADNOS Turner 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 Turner. All you need is a valid title in your name or signed over to you as the purchaser. We can arrange for towing service from this location.
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?
You can scrap consumer electronics at PADNOS Turner electronic recycling center and get paid per pound. We recycle all types of circuit boards, computers, smartphones, cables, wires, hard drives with circuit boards, and other electronic waste. We also accept equipment such as printers, keyboards, tablets, speakers, power tools, vacuum cleaners, and gaming systems (at no value). For more information on our regional recycling services in the state of Michigan, feel free to reach out to our team.