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Kentwood Community Cleanup Day - May 6, 2023

The City of Kentwood will offer its annual Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 6 to help residents “spring clean” their homes and yards.

Residents can drop off yard waste, trash and general debris for disposal and electronics for recycling 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kentwood Department of Public Works, 5068 Breton Ave. SE.

GFL Environmental  will be on-site for Kentwood’s Community Cleanup Day to accept general debris and trash, including mattresses, for disposal. Tires cannot be accepted. 

The City of Kentwood will be collecting electronic waste to recycle. Electronic waste includes items such as mobile phones, computers, and fax machines. Smoke alarms are not accepted for recycling but can be disposed of at the event.

The City of Kentwood will accept yard waste at the brush drop-off site, including brush, sticks, tree limbs and logs as well as leaves and grass clippings. Leaves should be loose when dropped off, not left in bags. After the cleanup event, the City’s brush and leaf drop-off sites will remain open through Friday, May 26. Hours of operation for the drop-off sites are noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. The site is closed Sunday, April 9. 

Items for donation and household hazardous materials will not be accepted during this year’s cleanup event. Residents looking to safely dispose of household hazardous materials may utilize the Kent County Department of Public Works’ SafeChem program, which remains available to residents at the Kentwood’s DPW facility 1:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 

The cleanup day and drop-off services are available to Kentwood residents only. Anyone wishing to participate is asked to enter the drive off Breton Avenue, where staff will check ID for residency and direct traffic flow.

For any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 616.554.0817.


Twice a year, the Division Avenue Business Association bands together to sponsor a Division Avenue Community Clean-Up Day to help maintain Division from 44th Street to 28th Street. Thank you to the community volunteers who participated in the past. 2023 event details have yet to be announced.