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Stay safe and sustainable this holiday season

This holiday season will surely look a little different, but it’s likely people will still have more waste than usual to get rid of after holiday shopping and shipping, preparing food and opening presents. Americans throw out 25 percent more trash during the period...

Kent County Recycling Program Now Accepting Paper Cups

Media Resources | Paper Cups Resource Page FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 Kristen Wieland, Communications & Marketing Manager, (616) 632-7923 Kent County Recycling Program Now Accepting Paper Cups  County increases number of Michigan municipalities...

Why is contamination bad for recycling?

Amanda, our shared Zero-Waste intern with West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), shares her experience with the City of Grand Rapids' Feet on the Street Campaign and how contamination affects the rest of the recycling process, including the sorting,...

BPW November meeting notice

Kent County Board of Public Works Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 8:30am Notice regarding electronic participation: Pursuant to mcl 15.263a(1)(a), the Board of Public Works will conduct its meeting via electronic communications to protect the public...

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