South Kent Recycling & Waste Center

Receives municipal solid waste from waste haulers and individuals and incinerator ash from the WTE Facility.


Mailing Address

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


10300 South Kent Dr.
Byron Center, MI 49315


(616) 632-7920


DPW Holiday Hours


Hours of Service:

Monday-Friday 7:30am-exactly 5:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am-3:30pm
Sunday: Closed

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

Services Offered Here

Facility tours

• 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).

Holiday String Light Recycling

Appliance Recycling

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.

Prohibited Items 2021 Waste & Recycling Disposal Fees

Frequently Asked Questions

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, if it is available.