What’s happening at the Department of Public Works?
Kent County DPW disposal and recycling facilities are OPEN on Monday, January 15. Kent County Administration is closed for the holiday.
After a very busy 3 weeks at the Kent County Recycling Center, we're happy to announce that we will reopen Monday AND you can now recycle cartons! If you've been storing your recycling until we reopen, please put it out for collection on your next scheduled collection...
All I want for Christmas is to recycle my cartons, to recycle my cartons, to recycle my cartons.... Kent County DPW is excited to announce that we'll be able to recycle cartons in time for your Christmas and New Year's feasts! Milk cartons, juice boxes, soup boxes,...
New winter SafeChem hours start this week! From November through March location hours are as follows: Kentwood @ 5068 Breton Rd. SE Open Tuesdays 2:30pm - 4:30pm Grand Rapids @ 1500 Scribner Ave NW Open Wednesdays 8:00am - 10:00am Rockford @ 2908 Ten Mile Rd. NE Open...
What time is it? SUMMER TIME! School's out and you may be looking for some fun activities to do with your kids. Come to our IMAGINE CRAFT Days at the Recycling and Education Center every Monday afternoon during the summer! The fun doesn't end there, though. We host...
Department Press Releases
- December 17, 2017 – Recycling Center to Reopen After Equipment Upgrades to Accept Cartons, Increase Efficiency
- November 20, 2017 – Recycling Center Undergoing Upgrades to Accept Cartons, Increase Efficiency
- October 13, 2017 – Kent County Facility at Risk of Losing Critical Revenue from Sale of Electricity
- August 4, 2017 – Kent County DPW Expands Methane Collection System in Kentwood
- June 22, 2017 – Propane Tanks Cause Small Explosion at Recycling Center in Grand Rapids
- January 3, 2017 – Kent County DPW Receives Plans on Methane Gas Migration
Sustainable Business Park News
- County eyes 90 percent waste reduction (Grand Rapids Business Journal)
- West Michigan’s construction industry grapples with diverting waste from landfills (MiBiz)
- KCDPW: Sustainable Business Park at Byron Center Landfill Could Be 'Long Term Solution' (WGVU)
- Sustainable Business Park Planned in Shadow of Kent County Landfill (Reclamation Administration)
- Kent County Public Works Staff to Meet with Community About Plan to Reduce Waste (Michigan Radio)
- Sustainable Business Park Planned in Shadow of Kent County Landfill (MLive)
- GBB to Develop Master Plan for Kent County, Mich’s Resource Park
Kentwood Landfill News
- Kentwood Landfill Letter to Residents – System Operational (December 2017)
- Kentwood Landfill Methane Collection System Expansion (December 2017)
- Kentwood Landfill Letter to Residents Regarding Methane (August 2017)
- Kentwood Landfill Methane Collection System Expansion (August 2017)
- MLive Coverage: Efforts underway to capture explosive gas found seeping from Kentwood Landfill
- Director Darwin Baas explains the current status of remediation efforts at Kentwood Landfill on WKTV
- Methane and Your Health
- Kentwood Landfill Aerial Diagram
- Media Release Regarding Kentwood Landfill Methane
- Kentwood Landfill History
- Kentwood Landfill Letter to Residents Regarding Methane