North Kent Recycling & Waste Center
Designed to transfer solid waste to a landfill and recyclables to our Recycling & Education Center.
Services Offered Prohibited Items (pdf)
- Trash disposal services for residential/business drop-off and curbside collection by licensed Waste Haulers
- Residential Single-Stream Recycling Drop-Off Station – Accepted Materials
- Electronics Recycling Drop-Off – See Disposal Fees
- Holiday String Light Recycling
- Appliance Recycling – More Information
- SafeChem / Household Hazardous Waste Disposal – SafeChem Accepted Materials & Hours
- Tire recycling – More Information
- Scrap metal recycling – More Information
- Compressed gas tank (propane, oxygen, helium, etc.) recycling – More Information
Cash, check, or credit card accepted. Additional 3% convenience fee added when using a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover only.
Residents utilizing recycling drop-off stations are not charged a service fee.
Kent County Department of Public Works reserves the right to accept or reject any waste at any of our facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are residents allowed to use this facility?
Yes, all of the services at this site are available to residents. Please double-check our facility hours, location address, and recycling & disposal fees to be prepared for your visit.
At the scalehouse (the small building next to the in-ground scales), scalehouse attendants will assist you with your transaction and where to go during your visit.
How much is it to dispose/recycle ______?
Residents utilizing recycling drop-off stations for recyclables are not charged a service fee. Our recycling drop-off stations are for residential recyclables only (cardboard, plastic jugs/tubs/containers, paper, metal cans, etc.) no foam or film/flexible plastic packaging or commercial recyclables please. Click here for our Recycling Guide!
Other recycling and waste disposal services:
Please reference our Disposal Fees document in the fee section towards the top of this page for current disposal prices. Disposal prices are determined based on vehicle load/weight and item category by our scalehouse attendants at the scalehouse (the small building next to the in-ground scales) who will assist you with your transaction and where to go during your visit. Below are examples:
EXAMPLE 1: you used your truck to haul your old mattress and box spring to our site for disposal. You would pay a total of $40.00 ($20 per mattress/box spring).
EXAMPLE 2: you use your truck to haul your old mattress and box spring to our site for disposal. You also loaded the truck with garbage bags of items that were hanging around your place that also needed to be thrown away. You would pay $40.00 ($20 per mattress/box spring) plus the fee for municipal solid waste truck load ($30.00) for a total of $70.00.
EXAMPLE 3: you are a northern Kent county curbside waste hauler that has a truck full of municipal solid waste. You would pay the weight difference (after incoming and outgoing weights) multiplied by that site’s rate per ton.
The North Kent Recycling & Waste Center is designed to transfer waste to a solid waste landfill and recyclables to our Recycling & Education Center. The waste is placed on a concrete floor, compacted and then loaded into a transfer trailer and transported to a solid waste landfill while recycling dropped off in designated bins is loaded into a separate trailer that goes to the Kent County Recycling Center.
The transfer station provides a convenient means for self-haul disposal for residents and commercial haulers in the northern half of Kent County. The proximity of this facility helps keep refuse costs lower for residents in the rural areas by keeping haulers’ transportation costs lower.
2908 Ten Mile Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Kent County DPW
P.O. Box 2504
Grand Rapids, MI 49501