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On Monday, May 13, Kent County Department of Public Works Director Dar Baas traveled to Washington DC to speak to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Staff about the current crisis impacting recycling markets. Director Baas provided information on...read more
The Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced the Kentwood recycling drop-off station located at the Kentwood Public Works Facility will close June 30. “With improved access to curbside recycling in southern Kent County over the past decade and...read more
Electronic devices, like TVs, computers, cell phones and microwaves are made of plastic casings, metal, plastic or glass screens and a variety of metals in the wiring and circuit boards. Some of these can be recycled and some need special handling, making recycling...read more
The next time you travel you may notice new recycling bins throughout the airport terminal facility, an effort to create an even more environmentally friendly space at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA). Working with Kent County DPW, GFIA placed 20 new...read more
Kent County Recycling & Education Center in Grand Rapids receives recyclables from waste hauling companies that collect it at homes in West Michigan. In 2018 we received nearly 34,000 tons of recyclables and put 90% of those into recycling markets where they were...read more
Refresh your home with these spring cleaning tips Seventy-seven percent of U.S. households will be tidying up their homes this spring, according to the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) National Cleaning Survey. The top spaces that will be cleaned include windows,...read more
Facts About Kent County Department of Public Works
The Waste to Energy Facility generates enough energy to continually power all the households in City of Walker.
DPW facilities recycle over 4,000 tons of steel every year, nearly enough to build the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
The SafeChem program safely disposed of 152,800 pounds of chemicals from homes.
The methane captured at South Kent Landfill generates enough energy to power nearly 2,500 households.