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Kent County urges U.S. Senate to support recycling

On Monday, May 13, Kent County Department of Public Works Director Dar Baas traveled to Washington DC to speak to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Staff about the current crisis impacting recycling markets. Director Baas provided information on...

Kentwood Recycling Drop-Off Station to close June 30

The Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced the Kentwood recycling drop-off station located at the Kentwood Public Works Facility will close June 30. “With improved access to curbside recycling in southern Kent County over the past decade and...

Electronics Recycling to Celebrate Earth Week

Electronic devices, like TVs, computers, cell phones and microwaves are made of plastic casings, metal, plastic or glass screens and a variety of metals in the wiring and circuit boards. Some of these can be recycled and some need special handling, making recycling...

Kent County DPW helps Ford Airport recycle more!

The next time you travel you may notice new recycling bins throughout the airport terminal facility, an effort to create an even more environmentally friendly space at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA). Working with Kent County DPW, GFIA placed 20 new...

Kent County keeps recycling despite turbulence

Kent County Recycling & Education Center in Grand Rapids receives recyclables from waste hauling companies that collect it at homes in West Michigan. In 2018 we received nearly 34,000 tons of recyclables and put 90% of those into recycling markets where they were...

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