The Department of Public Works (DPW) is an enterprise fund of Kent County established by the Board of Commissioners to provide solid waste management services to Kent County. The DPW is considered an agency of the County under the general control of the Kent County Board of Commissioners and under the immediate control of the Board of Public Works.

The DPW has a fleet of facilities and programs that include the Recycling & Education Center, Waste-to-Energy Facility, North Kent Recycling & Waste Center and South Kent Recycling & Waste Center.

Kent County issued its Strategy to Reimagine Trash in 2016 and launched a goal of reducing material from Kent County going to landfills by 20% by 2020 and by 90% by 2030.

Kent County Department of Public Worksaccesskent
1500 Scribner Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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