Compost, Wood, Yard Waste

Since 1995, yard clippings have been banned from disposal in Michigan municipal solid waste landfills (Michigan Legislature).  The burning of yard clippings has also been banned in many municipalities unless specifically authorized by local ordinance (Michigan DEQ...

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Plastics

Plastics we can recycle at Kent County Recycling & Education Center: Hard-sided (rigid) plastic containers including milk jugs, water bottles, laundry detergent jugs, coffee containers, yogurt cups, butter or margarine tubs, and more. To recycle these items: 1....

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Plastic Shopping Bags

Plastics bags we can recycle at Kent County Recycling & Education Center: Plastic shopping bags from grocery and retail stores To recycle these items: 1. make sure bags are clean, empty and dry 2. stuff many bags inside one bag and tie shut 3. toss in the...

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SafeChem Program Accepted Materials

The following materials are accepted through the Kent County SafeChem Hazardous Waste Program. See the SafeChem website for information on dropping-off or Saturday Collection Days. Automotive Products Antifreeze Gasoline and other fuel Carburetor cleaner Motor oil...

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Sharps

Kent County residents now have an option for safe disposal of used needles. The Kent County Department of Public Works (KCDPW) and the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) are teaming up to ensure safe, confidential and environmentally sound disposal of certain...

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