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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
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.


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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.

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After Hours Service Fee

After closing time, Kent County Department of Public Works will refuse the admittance of any additional customers. Customers who remain on the premises and are not done dumping by our closing time will incur a surcharge to the tipping fee. This will cover all extra manpower and equipment costs that are incurred by the Department of Public Works. Late Surcharge Fee Schedule, per vehicle:

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.