Composting: Recycling by Nature
Did you know that some of your food waste can be composted in your own backyard instead of taking years to decompose in a landfill? Join us as we go over the basics of backyard composting. See our examples of home composting systems. We'll even show you how to build your own compost bin with simple & inexpensive materials. Thurs, July 17, 2014, 6:30-8pm at the Recycling and Education Center, 977 Wealthy SW.
Dispose of Hazardous Products Safely
Kent County operates 4 centers that are available throughout the year for disposal of leftover hazardous products from your home. We schedule appointments during the week and offer periodic Saturday collections. Check out our Saturday schedule, make an appointment during the week and see a list of acceptable wastes.
Visit the Recycling Center
See what happens to your bottles, cans, jars and papers after they leave your house! Mondays between 1:00-3:30p.m. Free and open to all ages. Kent County Recycling and Education Center is at 977 Wealthy SW in Grand Rapids. Recycling and reuse-themed craft activities and movies will be offered during the summer (June-August). Find out what activity is happening this week!
Residents - Drop Off Your Recycling For Free!
Kent County operates three recycling drop-off stations that are open to all residents for no cost. Recycling containers are labeled according to the materials that can be placed into them. To view a list of items accepted for recycling, see our recycling guide tab at the top of the page!