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By reimagining the way we handle waste, we can generate change.

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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

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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Board of Public Works to meet electronically May 7

Board of Public Works to meet electronically May 7

The Kent County Board of Public Works, in order to protect the public health, will conduct its May 7, 8:30 a.m. meeting via electronic communications. Any member of the public wishing to listen to the proceedings or provide public comment may do so online or by phone....

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Celebrate Earth Day All Month Long!

Celebrate Earth Day All Month Long!

Happy April folks! We know many of you have been impacted by the temporary closure of the Kent County Recycling Center and Recycling Drop-Off Stations due to COVID-19 precautions but hang in there! Throughout the month of April (and beyond!), we will be sharing ways...

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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.