accessKent will be down for maintenance between 2:30 and 3:30pm, Tuesday, April 11th. The outage will be for approximately 30 minutes.
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Department of Public Works

South Kent Landfill

10300 South Kent Drive SW
Byron Center MI 49315
Phone: (616) 877-4192
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Operating Hours:
Mon. – Fri. 7:30 am - Exactly 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - Exactly 3:30 pm
Closed Sunday & holidays

*After hours service fee*

Prohibited Waste
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Disposal Fees

Terms of payment: cash, check, or credit card*
*additional 3% convenience fee when using a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover only.

2017 FEES

Material Description Rate Per Ton
General Refuse $36.10
Environmental & Safety Fee $0.50
Michigan Surcharge $0.36
Kent County Solid Waste Surcharge $1.68

Minimum Charges
Unit Minimum Charge *
Car load - trunk only $20.00
Pickup, van or SUV load $30.00
Trailer load (nothing in vehicle) $30.00
Car and trailer loaded $40.00
Truck and trailer loaded $50.00
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)
All contents must be removed prior to acceptance.
$20.00 each
Mattress or box spring (as of April 1, 2012) $10.00 each
Consumer Electronics (list of acceptable items)
Fee for CRT TV & Computer Monitors
All electronics must have all cases and wiring intact.
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)
After Hours Service Fee    $45/15 Minute Increment

*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.

** A rate of $69.71 per ton will be charged for amounts greater than 15 cut tires or thirty pieces.


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

Employee Recognition

Nominate a Kent County Employee for Quality Service!

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.

Check Acceptance Policy


After Hours Service Fee

The Kent 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.