City of Kentwood’s Community Cleanup Day Set for Saturday, May 4

City of Kentwood’s Community Cleanup Day Set for Saturday, May 4

The City of Kentwood will offer its annual Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 4 to help residents “spring clean” their homes and yards.

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

Public Works staff will be on-site during the Community Cleanup Day to accept trash and general debris, including mattresses, for disposal. Tires cannot be accepted. Yard waste such as brush, sticks, tree limbs and logs as well as leaves and grass clippings will be accepted. Leaves should be loose when dropped off – not left in bags.

Electronics will be accepted for recycling: cellphones, computers, fax machines and more. Items that will not be accepted are: Hazardous material of any kind, batteries not integral to computer systems, smoke detectors and refrigerant/Freon.

“The City of Kentwood’s Community Cleanup Day offers residents a convenient location to drop off household items they no longer want,” said Chad Griffin, Department of Public Works director. “We encourage residents who are spring cleaning their homes to participate in this program, which we are pleased to provide at no additional cost to them.”

The Community Cleanup Day and brush and leaf drop-off service 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. The City has contracted with GFL environmental, Valley City Electronic Recycling and Mattress Shredderz to help recycle and dispose of the items received.

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 Public Works facility 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

After the cleanup event, the City’s brush and leaf drop-off site, also located at the Public Works facility, will remain open through Saturday, May 24. Hours of operation for the drop-off site are noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.