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OUR GOAL: REDUCE LANDFILL WASTE 20% by 2020 and 90% by 2030.

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MEDICAL WASTE

Flushing or throwing away prescription drugs presents dangers by seeping into waterways.

Electronics

ELECTRONICS

Small electronics can be recycled to divert potentially hazardous substances from the landfill.

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APPLIANCES

Metal can be salvaged from your refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer and other large appliances.

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BATTERIES

Utilize one of our partner battery drop-off sites that accept rechargeable batteries for recycling.

Reimagine Trash News

BPW October meeting notice

BPW October meeting notice

NOTICE REGARDING ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION: PURSUANT TO GOVERNOR WHITMER’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-154, THE KENT COUNTY BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH WILL CONDUCT ITS MEETING VIA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO...

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July 2020 Kent County DPW Teacher Newsletter

Kent County Department of Public Works strives to provide resources, tools, and waste-related connections to West Michigan teachers, educators, and professors. Click here to view the most recent newsletter! Don't forget to subscribe to our future newsletters to stay...

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Recycling to resume in Kent County on May 4

Recycling to resume in Kent County on May 4

April 30, 2020 The Kent County Department of Public Works announced today that the Kent County Recycling & Education Center at 977 Wealthy St. SW will resume accepting recyclable material starting Monday, May 4, after the five-week shutdown due to COVID-19. The...

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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.