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!

Sinks, Tubs, & Toilets

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 sink, tub, or toilet 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.

These items are NOT compostable.

Sinks, tubs, & toilets SHOULD NEVER go in your curbside recycling cart or in our recycling drop-off stations. This includes any accessories like plastic toilet seats, metal faucets, shower curtains, etc.

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.

Any scrap metal items, such as metal faucets, metal sinks, or metal pipes that are beyond reuse or repair can be recycled through special collection only. We offer two FREE scrap metal recycling drop-offs at two of Kent County Department of Public Work’s facilities:

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

Additionally, check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept these items for reuse or recycling. The Related Materials section below can also provide you with more information on scrap metal recycling.

Sinks, tubs, and toilets are not considered hazardous waste.

Keeping fixtures and aggregate (porcelain or ceramic) 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 your tub, sink, or toilet (or certain accessories like shower curtains, toilets, etc.), this type of waste is accepted for a fee at two of Kent County Department of Public Work’s facilities:

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

Community Resources

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

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.

 

Learn More

Habitat for Humanity
616-774-2431

Accepts new and gently used building materials and home improvement products for resale at discounted prices, including lumber, trim, stain/paint, windows, doors, working appliances, furniture, flooring, etc.  Accepts vehicles for donation.

Multiple locations.

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