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 an After Hours Service Fee

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 (see Disposal Fees below).

Holiday String Light Recycling

Appliance Recycling

SafeChem / Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Select days and hours only – find out more via the link above.

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.

2021 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    2021 Disposal Rates & Descriptions

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

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)
Televisions & computer monitors have recycling fees:
(CRT or Cathode Ray Tube 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.