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!


Take advantage of free programs and resources to understand what happens to your waste.

Facility Tours

Tour the Recycling & Education Center, South Kent Landfill, or the Waste-to-Energy Facility.  Bus grants available this year.


Various presentations are available free of charge for school classrooms or assemblies.


Borrow a pre-made lesson kit to bring environmental learning into your classroom.


The benefits of composting range from saving money on your trash bill to creating useful natural fertilizer for your plants.

Michigan Green Schools

Join schools around the state to become designated as a Michigan Green School, an opportunity to recognize a school’s efforts and bring more awareness to students.

Bus Grants

Kent County Department of Public Works offers a bus grant program to local schools that might not otherwise be able to visit.

Educator Resources

Use these free lesson plans and other resources to learn even more about recycling and waste!


Additional information about Kent County Department of Public Works can be found here.