South Kent Recycling & Waste Center
Receives municipal solid waste from waste haulers and individuals and incinerator ash from the WTE Facility.
Kent County DPW
P.O. Box 2504
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
10300 South Kent Dr.
Byron Center, MI 49315
HoursDPW Holiday Hours
Hours of Service:
Monday-Friday 7:30am-exactly 5:00pm
Services Offered Here
• Trash disposal services for residential/business drop-off and curbside collection by licensed Waste Haulers
• Electronics Recycling Drop-Off
CRT devices or electronics that contain refrigerant/Freon have a recycling charge/fee (see Disposal Fees below).
• SafeChem / Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Select days and hours only – find out more via the link above.
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.
|By Material||Rate Per Ton|
|South Kent Landfill General Refuse||$43.68|
|Note: General Refuse rate includes Environmental & Safety Fee of $0.50, Michigan Surcharge of $0.40 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 (list of acceptable items)
Compressed Gas (Propane & Helium) Tanks
|Appliances (with & without Freon)
All contents must be removed prior to acceptance.
|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)
|All electronics must have all cases and wiring intact or they will not be accepted.|
Special Application – South Kent Landfill Only
After Hours Service Fee Protocol (more information)
|$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.
PFAS in Landfills
The Kent County Department of Public Works is committed to monitoring our facilities and addressing PFAS contamination at its source. We are actively seeking solutions to treat leachate that may contain PFAS now, or in the future, in a way that meets or exceeds standards. We will do everything we can to be part of the solution to address PFAS contamination and protect the environment and human health.
We are working closely with state and federal regulators and our contracted partners to establish treatment plans for leachate coming from landfills that Kent County oversees. Updates will be posted here as they are available. If you have questions about PFAS at Kent County DPW sites, please contact us.
Additional facility-specific environmental monitoring information is listed in the ‘news’ section at http://www.reimaginetrash.org/facilities/kentwood-sparta-landfill/, if it is available.