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Recycling to resume in Kent County on May 4

April 30, 2020 The Kent County Department of Public Works announced today that the Kent County Recycling & Education Center at 977 Wealthy St. SW will resume accepting recyclable material starting Monday, May 4, after the five-week shutdown due to COVID-19. The...

Board of Public Works to meet electronically May 7

The Kent County Board of Public Works, in order to protect the public health, will conduct its May 7, 8:30 a.m. meeting via electronic communications. Any member of the public wishing to listen to the proceedings or provide public comment may do so online or by phone....

Four Ways to Stay Sustainable and Deal with Waste while Stuck at Home

While you’re staying at home to protect the health of your family and others, it’s a good time to take steps to keep our planet healthy, too. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about how we live our lives in West Michigan, but it does not have to bring our...

Celebrate Earth Day All Month Long!

Happy April folks! We know many of you have been impacted by the temporary closure of the Kent County Recycling Center and Recycling Drop-Off Stations due to COVID-19 precautions but hang in there! Throughout the month of April (and beyond!), we will be sharing ways...

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