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!

How can Kent County Department of Public Works help?

Explore the waste stream options below for how you can reuse, recycle, compost, or dispose of the item you are trying to get rid of through a KCDPW facility or service.

Donate or Reuse
Compost
Recycling
Special Collection Recycling
Proper Disposal
Trash

If your concrete, asphalt, and aggregate item is still in great shape and you just don’t have a use for it anymore, consider donating or repurposing it! Facebook Marketplace, Freecycle, Craigslist, or your local BuyNothing Project group are all great places to give away items.

Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept this material for reuse or recycling.

Aggregate, concrete, and asphalt items are NOT compostable.

Concrete, asphalt, and aggregate items SHOULD NEVER go in your curbside recycling cart or in our recycling drop-off stations.

Due to their heavy and bulky nature, these items can potentially cause harm by landing on a staff member’s hand while sorting or damage/jam up sorting machines preventing recyclables from getting recycled at all.

Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept these items for reuse or recycling.

Concrete, asphalt, and aggregate items are not considered hazardous waste.

Keeping concrete, asphalt, and aggregate items out of the landfill, when possible, and in reuse or at least recycled ensures we give those valuable resources a second chance at life and use!

However, if you cannot recycle or repurpose this type of material, this type of waste is accepted for reuse in building landfill roads at one of Kent County Department of Public Work’s facilities for FREE:

The links above can provide the location address and hours of service.

Community Resources

Below you will find businesses and community outlets that may accept this item/material.

Custom Crushing & Recycle Inc.
978 64th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
616-249-3329

Full Circle Recycle: Recycling Aggregates
3233 Broadmoor Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-868-2277

740 Ann St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Accepts concrete, asphalt, clay (pottery), quartz, ceramic and porcelain items, stone and gravel. (NO METAL, RUBBER, OR PLASTIC)

If you are bringing a toilet or sink, IT MUST BE clean and have all metal, plastic, and rubber interior and exterior components removed (plastic toilet seat/handle, metal drains/handles, rubber ball, gaskets, etc.) or it will not be accepted.

 

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Pitsch Companies
675 Richmond
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-363-4895

Accepts and sells most deconstruction and building materials. Accepts yard waste and stumps for a fee.

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Top Grade Aggregates
2359 Ivanrest SW
Grandville, MI 49418
269-751-8898

Accepts concrete, asphalt, pea stone, road gravel, topsoil, boulders and sand for minimal to no cost.

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