NOTICE: Wealthy St. Road Closure 9/21/22-10/21/22. Click here for more details.
      

Temporary Closure of Wealthy St. Drop-Off Station

For Electronics & Single-Stream Residential Recycling

Thank you for your patience during construction at the Wealthy Street Recycling & Administration Center for the Kent County Department of Public Works. Now that construction is nearing completion, we’re pleased to announce the phased re-opening and opening of the various services we will be offering at this location.

KCDPW WEALTHY ST. SERVICE KEY:
SERVICE HAS REOPENED/OPENED

SERVICE IS IN PROGRESS TO REOPEN

Please note that each program/service has a different re-opening timeline:

  • The residential recycling drop-off station that has been closed during construction of the new administrative offices will be re-opening soon! It will be returning in a new location on the property and will look a little different but will offer a safe and convenient place to drop off recyclables for those residents who don’t have curbside recycling where they live. We’ll announce the reopening date soon – visit our website or social media pages for updates!
  • The electronics drop-off station, which has been closed during construction, has reopened as of Saturday 1/8/2022. Click here for a list of electronics accepted for recycling at our KCDPW facilities. The Wealthy St. electronics recycling drop-off will be open for drop-off during the same year-round operational hours as our SafeChem (household hazardous waste) Drop-Off and SafeChem Swap Shop!
    • Mondays: 1:30-5:30pm
    • Wednesdays: 7:30-11:30am
    • Thursdays: 1:30-5:30pm
    • Every second Saturday: 8:30-11:00am
    • Holiday hours may differ
  • Kent County DPW’s Administrative Offices has moved to 1045 Wealthy Street Southwest in Grand Rapids as of December 13 and is open 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Questions about recycling and safe disposal can be answered on our website, by calling 616-632-7920 or by connecting with us on social media (Facebook or Instagram @ReimagineTrash).
  • The Grand Rapids SafeChem Drop-off station has moved to the Wealthy Street Recycling & Administration Center and started collection operations as of Saturday 1/8/2022. Please note that the Scribner Avenue SafeChem drop-off station permanently closed on Wednesday 1/5/2022 and was moved to the Wealthy St. location. The other four SafeChem Drop-Off stations around the county will continue to be open normally. You can find a list of items accepted at our SafeChem Drop-off programs, the location addresses and hours of services for all SafeChem drop-offs on our SafeChem webpage. The new address for the Grand Rapids-based SafeChem Drop-off station will be 1045 Wealthy Street SW in Grand Rapids and the year-round operating hours are as follows:
    • Mondays: 1:30-5:30pm
    • Wednesdays: 7:30-11:30am
    • Thursdays: 1:30-5:30pm
    • Every second Saturday: 8:30-11:00am
    • Holiday hours may differ
  • We’re pleased to bring a new service to the Wealthy Street Recycling & Administration Center: the SafeChem Swap Shop (share program)! This program offers no-cost home and maintenance products that someone else has purchased but didn’t need anymore. The share program will offer things like bathroom cleaners, lawn care products, paint thinner and motor oil that one person needs to get rid of and another person can use! The SafeChem Swap Shop will be open for browsing during the same year-round operational hours as our Wealthy St. SafeChem (household hazardous waste) Drop-Off and Electronics Recycling Drop-off!
    • Mondays: 1:30-5:30pm
    • Wednesdays: 7:30-11:30am
    • Thursdays: 1:30-5:30pm
    • Every second Saturday: 8:30-11:00am
    • Holiday hours may differ

More information on these services and other services provided by Kent County Department of Public Works can be found at www.reimaginetrash.org, by calling 616-632-7920, or on social media (Facebook or Instagram @ReimagineTrash).

There are still many ways that you can keep recycling
⬇️until we reopen soon⬇️

Check with your county!

Are you from outside of Kent County? Please support your local recycling program to keep it as cost effective, efficient, low in emissions as possible and the demand for recycling in your community high!

 

County Website Phone Contact
Allegan Click here for info! 269.686.4559 Rosemary Graham, Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator
Barry Click here for info! 269.945.1400  
Ionia Click here for info! 616.527.2098 ext. 3077 Melissa Eldridge, Ionia Conservation District Manager
Montcalm Click here for info! 989.831.4212 ext. 111 Mike MacEachron II, Conservation Program Technician
Muskegon Click here for info! 231.724.8846  
Newaygo Click here for info! 231.924.9400 Cart Right LLC, Recycling Hauler
Ottawa Click here for info! 616.494.5569 Kimberly Wolters, REHS, Environmental Health Supervisor (environmental sustainability)
Get curbside recycling!

Recycling right at your curbside is the most efficient way to recycle — plus it’s lower in emissions and supports more jobs! Help support your local recycling program by signing up today!

If you are an apartment/condo tenant or not the property owner but would like recycling services please click here for info!

Recycling Hauler Website Phone Service Type
Ames Disposal Click here for info! 231.744.3031 Residential curbside carts
Exclusive Garbage & Recycling LLC Click here for info! 616.477.4594 Residential curbside carts (East GR area)
American Classic Dumpster Service Click here for info! 844.217.4533 Commercial dumpsters
Arrowaste Click here for info! 616.748.1955 Residential curbside carts and commercial dumpsters
Bernie’s Haul Away Inc. Click here for info! 269.685.2052  
Cart-Right/RNC Click here for info! 231.924.9400 Residential curbside carts (Newaygo County area)
Emerald Recycling & Disposal, LLC   616.929.9176 Commercial dumpsters
Farmers Disposal, LLC Click here for info! 616.681.2799 Commercial dumpsters (Dorr, Byron Center, Salem Township, Leighton Township, Village of Hopkins, and City of Wayland areas)
City Of Grand Rapids Refuse Click here for info! 616.456.3000 Residential curbside carts (City of GR property owners)
Granger Waste Services Click here for info! 517.372.2800 Residential curbside carts and commercial dumpsters
Herrington’s Waste Services Inc Click here for info! 616.874.9115 Residential curbside carts and commercial dumpsters
       
Jim’s Pick-up Service Click here for info! 269.948.9206 Residential curbside carts
Kuerth’s Disposal Click here for info! 231.744.4967 Residential curbside carts and commercial dumpsters
Lakeside Disposal Click here for info! 616.405.8213 Residential curbside carts and commercial dumpsters
Lohman Enterprises dba MCK Enterprises, LLC Click here for info! 231.893.7120 Commercial dumpsters
Les’s Sanitary Service dba Refuse Hauling Recycling   269.945.3134  
MCM Rentals LLC dba MCM Disposal Click here for info! 616.656.4049 Commercial dumpsters
Plummers Disposal Click here for info! 616.261.4344 Commercial dumpsters
Potluck Pick-Up Click here for info! 616.895.6399 Residential curbside carts and commercial dumpsters
Red Creek Waste Services Inc Click here for info! 616.682.2806 Residential curbside carts and commercial dumpsters
Allied Waste Systems Inc. dba Republic Services Click here for info!   Residential curbside carts and commercial dumpsters
Walsh Disposal & Recycling, LLC Click here for info! 616.458.7781 Commercial dumpsters
Waste Management of Michigan Click here for info! 855.852.7110 Residential curbside carts and commercial dumpsters

 

Continue to use recycling drop-offs in Kent County!