Implement sustainable materials management strategies to reduce dependency on landfill disposal.
Foster collaborative and innovative solutions that deliver value to our stakeholders by managing discarded materials to conserve natural resources and promote a healthy, vibrant and sustainable community.
The Department of Public Works acting through the Board of Public Works is an enterprise fund established by the Board of Commissioners to provide solid waste management services and water and sewer system construction, inspection, and maintenance under contract with some local units of government.
The Department is divided into two divisions: Finance and Administration and Solid Waste. The Solid Waste division has four components: Recycling and Resource Recovery, Waste-to-Energy, Landfill and Transfer Station, and Closed Landfill Remediation and Environmental Compliance. In addition to general administration and budgetary oversight, the department also helps local municipalities to secure funding for water and sewer projects, as requested.
1500 Scribner NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504