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 Cart
Special Collection Recycling
Proper Disposal
Trash

Is your dehumidifer still in working order? Consider donating or reusing 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 donations.

Dehumidifiers are not made out of compostable materials.

Dehumidifiers should not go in your curbside single-stream recycling cart as it puts recycling trucks and the Recycling Center at increased risk for fire and exposes sort line workers to chemicals. Additionally, cords from these devices can also wrap around and clog sorting equipment or tangle up other recyclables, preventing them from getting recycled.

Dehumidifers can be recycled through Kent County Department of Public Work’s two residential appliance recycling drop-offs for a fee:

North Kent Waste & Recycling Center in Rockford
South Kent Waste & Recycling Center in Byron Center

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

Because dehumidifiers contain hazardous materials, there is a fee to recycle them. The fee helps pay for the removal of that hazardous material prior to recycling the appliance.

Because dehumidifers contain hazardous materials and are also an electronic, they are prohibited by the State of Michigan and Environmental Protection Agency from going into the landfill or waste to energy facility. These items should not go in your curbside trash cart as it puts trash trucks and our trash disposal sites at increased risk for fire and exposes waste disposal workers to chemicals.

Community Resources

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

Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR)
355 Cottage Grove Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-452-7779

Accepts non-CRT computers, copiers, printers, monitors, keyboards, non-CRT televisions, VCRs, radios, telephones, routers, cables, scanners, digital cameras, computer parts, non-PCB ballasts, etc. from commercial customers for a fee. Residential drop-offs are not accepted at this time. Please visit the website for a complete list of services provided.

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Comprenew
616-451-4400

Accepts office and household electronics, computer components and accessories, satellite (DISH or Direct TV) dishes, and other e-waste.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Some items may have fees associated with recycling.

Multiple locations.

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Padnos
800-442-3509

Accepts scrap metals, wire, radiators, appliances, plastics, office and household electronics, computer components and accessories, satellite (DISH or Direct TV) dishes, and other e-waste.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling at each location.

Multiple locations.

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Valley City Electronic Recycling
2929 32nd Street SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
616-855-1090

Accepts computer systems/accessories, medical equipment, telecom equipment, and rechargeable batteries.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

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