South Kent Recycling & Waste Center

Receives municipal solid waste from waste haulers and individuals and incinerator ash from the WTE Facility.


Mailing Address

Kent County DPW
P.O. Box 2504
Grand Rapids, MI 49501


10300 South Kent Dr.
Byron Center, MI 49315


(616) 632-7920


DPW Holiday Hours


Hours of Service:

Monday-Friday 7:30am-exactly 5:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am-3:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Individuals disposing of waste after operating hours may be subject to an After Hours Service Fee

Services Offered Here

Facility tours

• Trash disposal services for residential/business drop-off and curbside collection by licensed Waste Haulers

•Cardboard recycling (there’s currently no single-stream recycling drop-off at this location)

Electronics Recycling Drop-Off
CRT devices or electronics that contain refrigerant/Freon have a recycling charge/fee (see Disposal Fees below).

Holiday String Light Recycling

Appliance Recycling

SafeChem / Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Select days and hours only – find out more via the link above.

2022 Disposal Fees

Terms of payment: cash, check, or credit card. Additional 3% convenience fee added when using a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover only.

Prohibited Items 2022 Waste & Recycling Disposal Fees

PFAS Treatment at Landfills in Kent County

Kent County Department of Public Works is a world-class leader in innovative waste management and is committed to protecting our air, land and Great Lakes. Kent County DPW is taking the initiative to protect public health through proactive waste management strategies to address long-term impacts of waste disposal on the environment. These include initiating infrastructure improvements that aim to avoid landfilling when possible and addressing the long-term challenges associated with landfills.
The Kent County DPW is committed to monitoring landfills and addressing per- & polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at both active and closed landfills it is responsible for overseeing. Treating PFAS on site prevents these chemicals from leaving the landfill via surface or ground water.
Kent County works closely with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), federal regulators and engineering firms to monitor groundwater, drinking water from wells and liquid waste (leachate) from landfills it oversees where PFAS has been detected. At the closed North Kent Landfill, Kent County is proactively implementing treatment solutions to treat leachate in a way that exceeds standards and work is also beginning on both the closed Kentwood Landfill and the active South Kent Landfill to remove PFAS compounds prior to leachate being transported to a wastewater treatment facility.
Updates on the various PFAS treatment projects will be posted to our website, If you have questions about PFAS at Kent County DPW sites, please contact us.

Environmental Compliance Manager:
Molly Sherwood
Kent County Department of Public Works
(616) 632-7934

Additional facility-specific environmental monitoring information is listed in the ‘news’ section at, if it is available.