North Kent Recycling & Waste Center

2908 10 Mile Rd, Rockford, MI 49341


Mailing Address

Kent County DPW
P.O. Box 2504
Grand Rapids, MI 49501


2908 Ten Mile Rd Rockford, MI 49341


(616) 632-7920


DPW Holiday Hours


Hours of Service:

Monday-Saturday 7:30am-5:00pm


Individuals disposing of waste after operating hours may be subject to
After Hours Service Fee.

After Hours Service Fee

After closing hours we refuse the admittance of any additional customers. Customers that remain on the premises and are not done dumping by our closing time, a surcharge will be added to the tipping fee. This will cover all extra manpower and equipment costs that are incurred by the Department of Public Works. This is our policy and we can make NO EXCEPTIONS. The surcharge fees are currently as follows:

Up to 15 minutes = $45
16-30 minutes = $90
31-45 minutes = $135
46-60 minutes = $180
For each additional unit time increment add $45.

Services Offered Here

• Trash disposal services for residential/business drop-off and curbside collection by licensed Waste Haulers

Residential Recycling Drop-Off Station

Electronics Recycling Drop-Off
CRT devices or electronics that contain refrigerant/Freon have a recycling charge/fee.

Holiday String Light Recycling

Appliance Recycling

SafeChem / Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

The North Kent Recycling & Waste Center is designed to transfer waste to a solid waste landfill. The waste is placed on a concrete floor, compacted and then loaded into a transfer trailer and transported to a solid waste landfill.

The transfer station provides a convenient means for self-haul disposal for residents and commercial haulers in the northern half of Kent County. The proximity of this facility helps keep refuse costs lower for residents in the rural areas by keeping haulers’ transportation costs lower.

2020 Disposal Fees

Terms of payment: cash, check, or credit card. Additional 3% convenience fee added when using a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover only.

Prohibited Items
By Material Rate Per Ton
North Kent Transfer Station General Refuse $43.64
Note: General Refuse rate includes Environmental & Safety Fee of $0.50, Michigan Surcharge of $0.36 and Kent County Solid Waste Surcharge of $1.68. Kent County Solid Waste Surcharge ($1.68) does not apply to out-of-county waste.


By Unit Minimum Charge*
Car load – trunk only $20.00
Pickup, van or SUV load $30.00
Trailer load (nothing in vehicle) $30.00
Car and trailer loaded $40.00
Truck and trailer loaded $50.00
Mattress or Box Spring (each) $10.00
Tires (up to 42” diameter) $4.00 each
Large Tires (over 42 – 50” diameter) $6.00 each
By the Ton – Tires must be cut in two pieces (half) for disposal $69.00/ton

Compressed Gas (Propane & Helium) Tanks

Tanks (1 lb) Free
Tanks (5-20 lb) $3.00 each
Tanks (larger than 20 lb) $25.00 each
Appliances (with & without Freon)
All contents must be removed prior to acceptance.
$20.00 each
Electronics (list of acceptable items) No Fee (except CRT monitors, see below)
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TVs & monitors have recycling fees:
(rear-projection TVs and Computers)


Kent County resident, 27″ or smaller $20.00
Kent County resident, greater than 27″ $40.00
Non-Kent County resident, 27″ or smaller $30.00
Non-Kent County resident, greater than 27″ $50.00
All electronics must have all cases and wiring intact or they will not be accepted.
Bulky Items (list of bulky items)
Dead Animals (more information)
Troublesome Plastics (list of troublesome plastics)
Gross Vehicle Weight (Secretary of State) $12.00 each
After Hours Service Fee Protocol $45/15 Minute Increment

*Vehicles exceeding the gross weight limits for their DPW Vehicle Class must leave a deposit, be weighed in and out, and will be charged the Minimum Charge or the Rate Per Ton, whichever is greater. An estimated deposit is required to cover the cost of the load, no less than $30

Kent County Department of Public Works reserves the right to accept or reject any waste at any of our facilities.