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Department of Public Works

KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

616-336-2467

THINK GREEN

Look through our guide on the proper way to recycle or dispose of certain materials!
RECYCLING NEWS IN KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

RECYCLING & DISPOSAL GUIDE

 
HOW TO RECYCLE OR DISPOSE OF SPECIFIC ITEMS


MEDICAL WASTE
WHAT TO DO

Flushing or throwing away prescription drugs presents dangers by seeping into waterways.


ELECTRONICS
WHAT TO DO

Small electronics can be recycled to divert potentially hazardous substances from the landfill.



APPLIANCES
WHAT TO DO

Metal can be salvaged from your refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer and other large appliances.



BATTERIES
WHAT TO DO

Utilize one of the many battery drop-off site locations maintained by the Kent County.


SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

A NEW  TECHNOLOGY THAT DOES THE SORTING  FOR YOU

Introducing Single Stream Recycling at the New Recycling & Education Center

 

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A very exciting change happened in Kent County. A new technology, called ‘single stream recycling’, arrived in the summer of 2010 that enables you (the recycler) to mix all your clean plastic jugs, metal cans, glass bottles and paper products together in one container.

The container will be given to you by your recycling company (whoever you have hired to pick up your recycling). Check with your hauler to see if they plan to make these changes, and when they will do so! Kent County is making these changes because a new facility has been constructed that will have new equipment and technology that makes sorting all these products possible. Kent County’s Recycling & Education Center is an important feature of our community and makes recycling just a little bit easier!

TAKE A TOUR

Come see for yourself how it all works!

Did you know that you can visit the Kent County Recycling & Education Center to see recycling happening? We have new hours for the new year! Join us on Mondays (not holidays) from 2pm - 6pm. You can take a self-guided tour on our observation deck to see the sorting process in action! We're here today! Hope to see you!