Westshore – About Us

ABOUT US:

Westshore Recycling & Transfer Station is a state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (MRF), which originally opened in 2002 and is privately owned and operated. During the fall of 2011, a massive expansion took place that transformed the processing and storage areas to triple their original size. Our continual expansions allowed more material to be processed and increase local employment. The facility is located in Allegan County between Holland and Saugatuck Michigan and open to both local residents and private waste/recycling haulers.

HOW DID IT ALL START?:

Sean Steele, the founder of the company said, “We created this facility because there was a need to divert material from the landfill. We found the other providers in the industry were just landfilling everything. Our goal was to change this, thus we looked at many of the construction sites, factories and municipal programs and then partnered with their organizations to accomplish a recovery rate,  in some cases, exceeding 40% of the waste and turned those materials into a renewable resource.” Sean went on to explain, ” We are currently servicing organizations throughout the State of Michigan as well as locally, everyday.”

WHAT IS A MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY:

A Material Recovery Facility (MRF) accepts a mixed solid waste stream and then proceeds to separate out designated recyclable materials through a combination of manual and mechanical sorting. The sorted recyclable materials may undergo further processing required to meet technical specifications established by end-markets while the balance of the mixed waste stream is sent to a disposal facility such as a landfill and/or waste-to-energy disposal site.

Westshore Recycling and Transfer Station recovers between 5% and 45% of the incoming waste as recyclables depending on the source (residential, commercial, construction, etc.). The remainder of material is then landfilled or otherwise disposed. Westshore Recycling’s facility is capable of higher recovery rates than a traditional MRF that only processes recycling. Our process ensures that 100% of the waste stream is subjected to the sorting process, which removes a greater number of materials for recovery than most of our competitors.

WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED AT WESTSHORE:

  • Resident Drop Off Location – “A mini-landfill, but with a chance for diversion first”
  • Mixed Municipal Solid Waste Processing
  • Single Stream Recycling Processing and Bailing
  • Construction & Demolition Material Processing
  • Commercial / Industrial Material Processing
  • Industrial Glass Recycling
  • Industrial Wood Recycling
  • Compost / Yard Waste Processing
  • Gypsum / Drywall Recycling