2022 Waste Disposal and Recycling Rates

The 2022 Rate Schedule was approved by the Board of Public Works at their October board meeting. Rate changes reflect increasing costs, commodity markets and planned facility refurbishments and will take effect January 2, 2022. In brief, the changes are as follows:...

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Report Highlights Need for Food Waste Processing

Report Highlights Need for Food Waste Processing

Grand Rapids, MI – A new report sponsored by the Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) details the status of organic waste management in West Michigan and explores future strategies to manage organic materials – the largest single category of material in...

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Digging into the Post-Sort

Digging into the Post-Sort

Amanda, our shared Zero-Waste intern with West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), shares her experience with the City of Grand Rapids’ Feet on the Street Campaign and how contamination affects the rest of the recycling process, including the sorting,...

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4 Ways to REDUCE Your Holiday Waste

4 Ways to REDUCE Your Holiday Waste

Amanda, our shared Zero-Waste intern with West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), shares her experience with the City of Grand Rapids’ Feet on the Street Campaign and how contamination affects the rest of the recycling process, including the sorting,...

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Stay safe and sustainable this holiday season

Stay safe and sustainable this holiday season

This holiday season will surely look a little different, but it’s likely people will still have more waste than usual to get rid of after holiday shopping and shipping, preparing food and opening presents. Americans throw out 25 percent more trash during the period...

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