Community Clean-Up

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Kentwood Community Clean-up Day 
june 6, 2020

The City of Kentwood holds an annual community clean-up day each spring to help keep our community clean. The service is provided to Kentwood residents with proof by picture identification.

This year's Community Clean-up Day will be Saturday, June 6 and accept yard waste, trash and general debris for disposal and electronics for recycling at the Kentwood Department of Public Works, located at 5068 Breton Ave. SE, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Following Community Clean-up Day, the City’s brush and leaf drop-off sites, also located at Kentwood’s DPW facility, will remain open through Saturday, July 11. Hours of operation for the drop-off sites will be from noon to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.  

Red Creek Waste Services will be on hand for Kentwood’s Community Clean-up Day to accept general debris and trash for disposal. Comprenew will also be present to recycle electronic waste, such as mobile telephones, computers and fax machines. Individuals with questions about other electronics that can be accepted are asked to call the toll-free number: 1.833.266.7736. 

The City of Kentwood will accept yard waste, including brush, sticks, tree limbs and logs at the brush drop-off site, as well as leaves and grass clippings at the leaf drop-off site. Leaves should be loose when dropped off, not left in bags. Items for donation and household hazardous materials will not be accepted during this year’s clean-up event. However, household hazardous waste is accepted every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Kentwood's DPW facility through Kent County's SafeChem program. More information can be found here.

The clean-up 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 for residency and direct traffic flow to maintain physical distancing. For the safety of City staff and community members, all participants are asked to adhere to CDC guidelines, including staying at least six feet from other people and wearing cloth face masks.   

Those wanting to clean their homes may bring general trash and debris for disposal and electronics for recycling to the Kentwood Public Works Facility at 5068 Breton Ave. Questions may be directed to 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 last clean-up, which took place on April 13, 2019. 2020 event details have yet to be announced.