Take advantage of free programs and resources to understand what happens to your waste.

Facility Tours

Tour the Recycling & Education Center, South Kent Landfill, or the Waste-to-Energy Facility.


Various presentations are available free of charge for school classrooms or assemblies.


Borrow a pre-made lesson kit to bring environmental learning into your classroom.


The benefits of composting range from saving money on your trash bill to creating useful natural fertilizer for your plants.

Michigan Green Schools

Join schools around the state to become designated as a Michigan Green School, an opportunity to recognize a school’s efforts and bring more awareness to students.

Earth Day Challenge

Kent County Department of Public Works organizes an Annual Earth Day Challenge for local elementary schools.


Additional information about Kent County Department of Public Works can be found here.