2908 Ten Mile Rd.
Rockford, MI 49341
Phone: (616) 877-4192
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Monday - Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday & holidays
Terms of payment: cash, check, or credit card*
*additional 3% convince fee when using a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover only.
|Material Description||Rate Per Ton|
|Environmental & Safety Fee||$0.50|
|Unit||Minimum Charge *|
|Car load - trunk only||$19.25|
|Pickup, van or SUV load||$29.25|
|Trailer load (nothing in vehicle)||$29.25|
|Car and trailer loaded||$39.25|
|Truck and trailer loaded||$49.25|
|Tires (up to 42” diameter)||**$4.00 each|
|Large Tires (over 42 - 50” diameter)||**$6.00 each|
|Propane Tanks (20 LB or less)||$3.00 each|
|Propane Tanks (larger than 20 LB)||$25.00 each|
|Appliances (with & without Freon)||$20.00 each|
|Mattress or box spring (as of April 1, 2012)||$10.00 each|
|Consumer Electronics (list of acceptable items)||No fee (limit 3 TVs per resident)|
*Vehicles which exceed the gross weight limits for their DPW Vehicle Class must leave a deposit, be weighed in and out, and will be charged the Minimum Charge or the Rate Per Ton, whichever is greater. An estimated deposit is required to cover the cost of the load, no less than $30
**Accepts up to 20 clean tires at a time or up to 4 cut tires (8 pieces).
The North Kent Transfer Station is designed to transfer waste to a solid waste landfill. The waste is placed on a concrete floor, compacted and then loaded into a transfer trailer and transported to a solid waste landfill.
The transfer station provides a convenient means for self-haul disposal for residents and commercial haulers in the northern half of Kent County. The proximity of this facility helps keep refuse costs lower for residents in the rural areas by keeping haulers’ transportation costs lower.
A recycling center is open during normal business hours for household recyclables at the North Kent Transfer Station. 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 webpage.
Individuals can drop off electronic devices at the North Kent Transfer Station during normal business hours. See the list of electronic items we accept at our household waste guide. Other drop-off sites are located at the South Kent Landfill and the Recycling & Education Center. There is no cost for Kent County residents to participate in the Electronics Recycling Program.
The Electronics Recycling Program is for residential electronics recycling only. See our online waste guide for business recycling.
Appliances and bulky items are accepted for scrap metal recovery. A handling fee is applied to all appliances that covers the cost of Freon removal by a certified contractor (if necessary) and transportation costs to a metal dealer.
Up to 20 clean, whole tires (or 4 cut tires equaling up to 8 pieces) can be accepted at a time at the transfer station. The small disposal fee covers transportation expenses, since whole tires cannot be incorporated into a landfill. A person who transports seven (7) or more scrap tires in any load is required to document where the tires originated.
Set up an appointment to drop off unwanted household hazardous waste online or call (616) 336-2570. Appointments are scheduled weekly at the North Kent Transfer Station. Other HHW centers are in northwest Grand Rapids, Kentwood, and Wyoming. See what materials are accepted and other disposal alternatives on our Household Hazardous Waste webpage. There is no cost for Kent County residents to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste Program.
Household batteries can contain heavy metals and hazardous materials. The Kent County Department of Public Works has battery collection containers at many facilities throughout the county, including the North Kent Transfer Station, to collect household batteries to minimize their harmful effects on the environment.
1500 Scribner NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Darwin Baas, Director
Kimberly Williams, Finance Director
Molly Sherwood, Environmental Compliance Manager
Dan Rose, Solid Waste Operations Manager
Nic VanderVinne, Resource Recovery & Recycling Manager
Paul Smith, Waste-to-Energy Operations Manager
Kristen Wieland, Marketing & Communications Manager
Alisha Barber, Office Administrator