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
Special Collection Recycling
Proper Disposal

If your hearing aides are still in great shape and you just don’t have a use for them anymore, consider donating them! 

Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept donations.

Hearing aids cannot be composted.

Hearing aids SHOULD NEVER go in your curbside recycling cart or in our recycling drop-off stations.

Due to small size they will fall between the gaps of our glass breaking discs, contaminating the glass stream at the recycling center. See the Proper Disposal tab for details on recycling hearing aid batteries.

Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept hearing aid donations or recycling.

Hearing aid batteries are accepted through any of our five SafeChem-Household Hazardous Waste Disposal sites during designated service hours. The link can provide you with the details of this FREE program!

No commercial hazardous waste from businesses, schools, non-profits, etc. — strictly residential hazardous waste. See the Community Disposal Outlets below for commercial hazardous waste solutions.

Keeping hearing aids out of the landfill, when possible, and into reuse or at least recycled ensures we give those valuable resources a second chance at life and use!

However, if you cannot donate or recycle your hearing aids, this type of waste is acceptable in your trash or can be landfilled at Kent County Department of Public Work’s two residential trash drop-offs for a fee:

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

Community Resources

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

Lions Hearing & Speech Improvement Program

Accepts old hearing aids for recycling.

Multiple locations.

Learn More

Quota International – Hear for Good Program

Accepts used hearing aids.

Multiple locations.  For more information please email

Learn More

Starkey Hearing Foundation

Accepts hearing aids of various ages, makes, and conditions.

Mail-in program.

Learn More

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