Department of Public Works

North Kent Transfer Station

2908 Ten Mile Rd.
Rockford, MI 49341
Phone: (616) 877-4192
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Operating Hours:
Monday - Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday & holidays
*After hours service fee

North Kent Transfer Station North Kent Transfer Station North Kent Recycling Dumpsters

Disposal Fees

Unacceptable Waste

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


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

*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

**Accepts up to 20 clean tires at a time or up to 4 cut tires (8 pieces).


The North Kent Transfer Station is designed to transfer waste to a solid waste landfill. The waste is placed on a concrete floor, compacted and then loaded into a transfer trailer and transported to a solid waste landfill.

The transfer station provides a convenient means for self-haul disposal for residents and commercial haulers in the northern half of Kent County. The proximity of this facility helps keep refuse costs lower for residents in the rural areas by keeping haulers’ transportation costs lower.

Environmental Programs

Recycling Center

A recycling center is open during normal business hours for household recyclables at the North Kent Transfer Station. Recycling containers are labeled according to the materials that can be placed into them.

To view a list of items accepted for recycling, see our recycling webpage.

Electronics Recycling Program

Individuals can drop off electronic devices at the North Kent Transfer Station during normal business hours. See the list of electronic items we accept at our household waste guide. Other drop-off sites are located at the South Kent Landfill and the Recycling & Education Center. There is no cost for Kent County residents to participate in the Electronics Recycling Program.

The Electronics Recycling Program is for residential electronics recycling only. See our online waste guide for business recycling.

Metal Recovery Program

Appliances and bulky items are accepted for scrap metal recovery. A handling fee is applied to all appliances that covers the cost of Freon removal by a certified contractor (if necessary) and transportation costs to a metal dealer.

Tire Disposal

Up to 20 clean, whole tires (or 4 cut tires equaling up to 8 pieces) can be accepted at a time at the transfer station. The small disposal fee covers transportation expenses, since whole tires cannot be incorporated into a landfill. A person who transports seven (7) or more scrap tires in any load is required to document where the tires originated.

Household Hazardous Waste Program (HHW)

Kent County operates the SafeChem Program, formerly known as our Household Hazardous Waste Program. It is a year-round program to safely dispose of your old, unused or unneeded household chemicals.

Battery Collection Program

Household batteries can contain heavy metals and hazardous materials. The Kent County Department of Public Works has battery collection containers at many facilities throughout the county, including the North Kent Transfer Station, to collect household batteries to minimize their harmful effects on the environment.

Contact Us

1500 Scribner NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

(616) 632-7920

(616) 632-7925


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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

Kent County Department of Public Works’ facilities close at the times listed above to control staffing costs. Customers that remain on the premises and are not done dumping by our closing time will be charged a surcharge in addition to the tipping fee. This charge will cover all extra manpower and equipment costs that are incurred by the Department of Public Works. Thank you for your understanding.