South Kent Recycling & Waste Center
Receives municipal solid waste from waste haulers and individuals and incinerator ash from the WTE Facility.
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – Exactly 5:00 pm
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.
10300 South Kent Dr. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Kent County DPW
P.O. Box 2504
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
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|
|South Kent Landfill General Refuse||$38.64|
|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 (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)||Free
(except CRT monitors, see below)
|Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TVs & monitors have recycling fees:
(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||$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.