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Kent County keeps recycling despite turbulence

Kent County Recycling & Education Center in Grand Rapids receives recyclables from waste hauling companies that collect it at homes in West Michigan. In 2018 we received nearly 34,000 tons of recyclables and put 90% of those into recycling markets where they were...

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Spark Joy by Tidying Up

Spark Joy by Tidying Up

“Kondo’ing” Your Life? Here’s How to Donate or Recycle Your Old Stuff If you’ve been watching the Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” you’ve probably felt inspired to clean out your closets, determine which items “spark joy” and dispose of everything else....

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Renovation & Construction Waste Is Mounting!

Renovation & Construction Waste Is Mounting!

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...

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The Cost of Recycling

The Cost of Recycling

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...

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