Department of Public Works

Recycling & Education Center

977 Wealthy SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 336-2467
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Processing Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-7:00pm
Friday, 8:00am-1:30pm


Self-guided Tours:
Monday, 2:00pm-6:00pm (excluding holidays)

Public Recycling Drop-off Station
Monday-Thursday, 7:00am-6:00pm
Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm (excludes holidays)

The new Kent County Recycling & Education Center opened in 2010 and is a single-stream recycling facility. Instead of keeping paper products separated from plastic, metal and glass, single stream recycling allows the recycler to mix residential recycling together. This $11.5 million facility utilizes state-of-the-art technology and people to sort recyclables.

Kent County's Recycling & Education Center accepts residential recycling - not commercial or industrial wastes. Private waste haulers and the City of Grand Rapids deliver recyclables to this facility Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 4:00pm.

Facts About the Recycling & Education Center

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Department of Public Works

1500 Scribner NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

(616) 336-3694

(616) 336-3338


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