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Department of Public Works

Recycling & Education Center

977 Wealthy SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 632-7940
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Recycling Drop-Off Station Hours
Mon. - Fri. 7:30 am- Exactly 5:00 pm
(Excludes Holidays) *After hours service fee*

Electronics Recycling Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8:00am- Exactly 5:00pm
(Excludes Holidays) *After hours service fee*

Self-Guided Tours
Monday, 1:00pm-5:00pm
(Excludes Holidays)

Electronics Recycling

Consumer Electronics (list of acceptable items)
Fee for CRT TV & Computer Monitors
No fee
CRT TV & CRT Computer Monitors: 27" or smaller $20.00
(Kent County resident with ID)
CRT TV & CRT Computer Monitors: larger than 27" $40.00
(Kent County resident with ID)
CRT TV & CRT Computer Monitors: 27" or smaller $30.00
(non-Kent County resident)
CRT TV & CRT Computer Monitors: larger than 27" $50.00
(non-Kent County resident)
All electronics brought to Kent County must have all cases and wiring intact.

Accepted Consumer Electronics

Circuit Boards
Computers - Desktops, Laptops, Main Frames, Tablets
Docking Stations
Hard Drives Internal
External Disk Drives
Keyboards and Mice
Monitors - Flat Screens and CRTs (fee for CRTs)
Networking Equipment
PDAs - Blackberrys, Palm Pilots, iPhones
Power Cords
Server Racks
Tape Back-ups
UPS Battery Back-ups
Air Cleaners
Batteries - Alkaline, Lithium, Lithium-Ion, Ni-Cad, Nickel Metal Hydride, Zinc, Oxide, Mercury Lead Acid, etc.
Cellular Telephones
DVD Players and VCRs
Fax Machines
Gaming Systems
GPS Units
MP3 Players
Ink and Toner Cartridges
Medical Equipment - Non-Hazardous Only
Power Tools - Electric Only
Stereos and CD Players
Telephone Systems
Answering Machines
Various Media - Floppy Disks, CDs, DVDs, Memory Sticks, VHS Tapes, Movie Reels
Miscellaneous Small Appliances - Coffee Pot, Blender, Alarm Clock, Iron, Curling Iron, etc.

After Hours Service Fee

County Department of Public Works’ policy regarding closing time is that after closing hours we refuse the admittance of any additional customers. Customers that remain on the premises and are not done dumping by our closing time, a surcharge will be added to the tipping fee. This will cover all extra manpower and equipment costs that are incurred by the Department of Public Works. The surcharge fees are currently as follows:

Up to 15 minutes = $45
16-30 minutes = $90
31-45 minutes= $135
46-60 minutes = $180

For each additional unit time increment add $45.

This is our policy and we can make NO EXCEPTIONS.


Contact Us

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1500 Scribner NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

(616) 632-7920

(616) 632-7925


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

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