SafeChem Program Accepted Materials

Garage and Automotive Products Antifreeze/engine coolant Automotive fluids Fuel additives Gas & gas-oil mix, including diesel Motor oil Propane tanks (only small, non-refillable tanks only) Windshield washer fluid Other garage and automotive products...

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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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Sharps

Kent County residents now have an option for safe disposal of used needles, lancets, and epi-pens. 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...

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Christmas Trees

Do you have an artificial Christmas tree or real Christmas tree to dispose of?  Once artificial Christmas trees have outlived their usefulness and cannot be donated for reuse, they must be thrown away.  They are non-recyclable and non-biodegradable. Once undecorated...

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Plastics

Accepted at Kent County Recycling & Education Center   CLEAN & EMPTY HARD PLASTICS STAMPED WITH A RECYCLING SYMBOL (#1-7) NO FOAM & FILM/SOFT PLASTICS Plastic bottles Plastic cups Plastic containers Plastic tubs Plastic jugs HOW TO RECYCLE:...

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