NOTICE 4/5/2024 @ 7:30am: North Kent Waste & Recycling Center is in the final stretch of its expansion construction. Our recycling drop-off stations at this site have been temporarily moved — click here for the details. Stay tuned here on our website or our social media for updates!

OUR GOAL:

REDUCE LANDFILL WASTE BY

OUR GOAL:
REDUCE LANDFILL WASTE BY

%

BY 2030

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Reimagine Trash News

Beyond the Bin: What is composting? WOODTV 8

Beyond the Bin: What is composting? WOODTV 8

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Did you know that you are asked to not throw away your old fruit and vegetable scraps or egg shells or coffee grounds? You’re actually encouraged to use them in composting. But what is composting? “It’s nature’s way of recycling or...

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Beyond the Bin: How You Can Help Manage Trash – WOODTV 8

Beyond the Bin: How You Can Help Manage Trash – WOODTV 8

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kent County Department of Public Works has its hands full with the county’s trash, but there are ways we can help. The department not only helps educate residents about how to properly dispose of trash, but it is also the agency...

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Facts About Kent County Department of Public Works

The Waste to Energy Facility generates enough energy to continually power all the households in City of Walker.

DPW facilities recycle over 4,000 tons of steel every year, nearly enough to build the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

The SafeChem program safely disposed of 152,800 pounds of chemicals from homes.

The methane captured at South Kent Landfill generates enough energy to power nearly 2,500 households.