05/01/2019 02:44pm

According to Pope Francis in his Encyclical on the Environment (Veritas Tu), “The destruction of the human environment is extremely serious, not only because God has entrusted the world to us men and women, but because human life is itself a gift which must be defended from various forms of debasement.” He mentions our “throw away” society several times, as one part of the problem. “Reusing something instead of immediately discarding it, when done for the right reasons, can be an act of love which expresses our own dignity.” Did you know each one of us can easily be a part of the solution to our environmental crisis? The Fremont Recycling site, which was closed in 2017 due to inappropriate dumping, has re-opened!
It is at 5510 56th St., Fremont. It has the same entrance as Mellema Storage Units. It is open Monday 10 a.m-1 p.m., Wednesday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. It is being staffed by volunteers who will assist you in unloading, provide education and resources, and to take donations, which are necessary to keep this service going. By the way, more volunteers are needed! If interested, call April at the County Drain Office, 689-7213.
This recycling drop off site is being provided by the County as a service to residents. No trash, household items or anything hazardous may be dropped off. Other sites available in the county are located at the Croton Transfer Station, Garfield Township, Grant, Newaygo and White Cloud.