Items Tagged with 'Kent County Department of Public Works'


Kent recycling center no longer will accept plastic bags

Operational challenges force county’s recycling program to discontinue service.

December 6, 2019
Recycling has taken another turn in Kent County. Read More

Kent County to close recycling drop-off center

Decision attributed primarily to operating costs, inefficiencies and waste dumping at the site.

May 10, 2019
Kent County will close its 12-year-old recycling drop-off center in Kentwood on June 30, citing operating costs and problems at the site, as well as a glutted domestic commodities market. Read More

Partners envision park plan

The Right Place helping Kent DPW with development of sustainability venture.

March 15, 2019
The Right Place and the Kent County Department of Public Works are partnering on planning and development of the future sustainable business park. Read More

Team effort puts county on track for recycling goals

DPW, entertainment venues establish programs to divert trash from landfills.

November 23, 2018
The amount of waste entering Kent County landfills has increased, but that may change. Read More

Kent DPW approves $500M trash reuse project

Sustainable business park will be located on 250 acres of land adjacent to the South Kent Landfill.

October 12, 2018
Kent County has taken another step toward reducing solid waste by 90 percent by 2020. Read More

Street Talk: Our grandparents’ mistake surcharge

Hole truth.

June 5, 2015
The legacy of landfills — or dumps, as everybody called them when Grandpa was a kid — is an expensive legacy we are still dealing with today. Read More