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

Waste-To-Energy Facility

950 Market Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 336-4359
Public Tours: (616) 235-3210
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Operating Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 5:00 am - Exactly 5:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - Exactly 12:00 pm
Closed Sunday & holidays
*This facility is open to commercial waste haulers only.
*After hours service fee*

Prohibited Waste

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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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.