Our History


1999 Founded on March 1st 1999 by Steve Bolhuis Sr. and John Essex

Original location 2210 Roberts Street, Muskegon MI


Relocated to Current Site at 1241 East Keating in Muskegon

25 acres, 35,000 sq ft warehouse space


Second Generation join the family business, Brendan


Beacon acquires assets of Weavers Iron and Metal, Grand Haven MI


Scrap Processing expansion

  • Non Ferrous HRB Baler
  • Ferrous Shear/Baler Install


Grant and Steve Jr. join family business


Acquired 1221 Keating, 100,000sq ft warehouse property in Muskegon, Michigan


Acquired Enviro Control metals recycling business based in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Expansion of Muskegon location with purchase of Burton Street adjacent property

2015 & 2016

Acquire five different pieces of property adjacent to the Grand Rapids location for future expansion on 650 Chestnut St. SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan


Beacon acquires Rifkin Iron and Metal location in Traverse City, Michigan


Rail Terminal built on Grand Rapids site to support growth


Beacon starts private railcar fleet and puts newly built railcars into service in both Grand Rapids and Traverse City

Mission Statement

The mission of Beacon Recycling is to meet today's challenges and tomorrow's opportunities by being a leader in safety and environmental observance, by building lasting customer relationships, by providing growth for our employees, by providing on-time services, and by sharing our success with the community.

  • Importance of Beacon Family
  • Integrity & Transparency
  • Customer Focus
  • Work Ethic
  • Faith

Value Statements

A Strong Family Business

Beacon Recycling takes pride in being the locally owned and operated recycler whose customers speak directly with decision makers when they need something done.    

Steve Bolhuis Sr., opened Beacon in 1999 and since has welcomed back all three of his sons, Steve Jr., Brendan, and Grant, in operating the business.  With their knowledge, that has included industry experience all over the world and a team full of dedicated, hard-working employees, Beacon can handle any and all situations.

A Proud Part of the Community

Whether it's supplying educational programs with recycling or sponsoring local sports teams, Beacon Recycling is proud to support the community in which we work and live.

Fast, Efficient Service

By keeping our equipment new and our employees highly trained, we are committed to providing on-time pickups and deliveries and supplying our customers with the service that they need in a fast, efficient manner.  We ask for a 24 hour advance on pickups, but realize that special circumstances do arise and we do whatever we can to help our customers out when they are in a bind.

Beacon Of Safety

Beacon Recycling is committed to continuously promoting a culture that is focused on safety, risk management and training so that our team members, customers, and vendors can thrive in the safest work environment possible.