Summer’s Here: Safe Propane Tank Disposal

Summer’s Here: Safe Propane Tank Disposal

Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) is reminding people that propane tanks should not be placed in trash or recycling carts once empty. The arrival of summer marks the start of grilling and camping season when people will be using small, portable propane...

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Kent County Schools Go Green for Earth Day!

Kent County Schools Go Green for Earth Day!

Twenty-eight schools across Kent County have been awarded with Michigan Green School certification in anticipation of Earth Day, celebrated April 22nd each year. The schools participated in activities to learn about environmental topics, act on what they learned by...

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Residential Water Testing near Sparta Landfill

Residential Water Testing near Sparta Landfill

Kent County DPW sampled residential water wells at the eight homes adjacent to the closed Sparta Landfill in mid-February of this year. All laboratory results have been received and the residents have been notified of their results. All eight wells were found to have...

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Update: Water Testing at North Kent Landfill

Update: Water Testing at North Kent Landfill

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) requested that the Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) evaluate and test groundwater from up to 46 properties along Belmont Avenue and Montana Trail to the west, and along House Street, House Court,...

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