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Renovation, Construction & Demolition Waste Is Filling Landfills Faster Than You Think Thinking about renovating your kitchen? Is it time to replace your old deck? Do you need to replace your roof? As you’re planning your next home improvement project, don’t...read more
Dear Resident, You may receive a notice from your recycling service provider explaining that the cost for your curbside recycling service will be increasing. The Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) has operated the Kent County Recycling & Education Center...read more
The new year is quickly approaching, which means many people are setting goals to go to the gym more, eat healthier or learn a new skill. One resolution our team at the Kent County Department of Public Works hopes you’ll consider in 2019 is to recycle more and reduce...read more
The holiday season is here, which means it’s time for family gatherings, holiday parties and gift giving. While it’s a time for celebration and relaxation, it’s also an important time for reflection about the things we care for, including the environment. It’s...read more
At their regular meeting on October 6, 2018, the Kent County Board of Public Works approved a Master Plan for a Sustainable Business Park for 250 acres adjacent to the South Kent Landfill in Byron Center. The Sustainable Business Park Master Plan was created by local...read more
Abiding in the Shadow, on display at Amway Grand Plaza for the duration of ArtPrize Kent County DPW hosted the national Building Materials Reuse Association conference, September 19-21, 2018, and since it was the kickoff week for ArtPrize, we put together a cool map...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.