Brush and Leaf Drop-Off Sites Return Oct. 5

Kentwood’s Brush and Leaf Drop-Off Sites to Return Oct. 5
Drop-off Services to Run Concurrently Through Dec. 7

This fall, the City of Kentwood will again offer its brush and leaf drop-off sites at the Kentwood Department of Public Works, located at 5068 Breton Ave. SE.

The sites will run concurrently from Saturday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 7 with open hours from noon to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to again offer the convenience of having both leaf and brush drop-off sites at the Department of Public Works this fall,” said John Gorney, director of public works. “We encourage residents to take advantage of the services as part of their fall lawn cleanup efforts.”

The brush drop-off site will accept brush, sticks, tree limbs and logs. Materials that cannot be accepted in the brush pile include plastic bags, trash, dirt, concrete, asphalt, tires, rocks, stones, construction materials, glass or metal.

The leaf drop-off site will accept leaves and grass clippings. Leaves should be loose when dropped off, not left in bags. Small dumpsters will be provided for the disposal of bags.

Beyond helping make yard maintenance easier, leaf and brush collections services help residents stay in compliance with City ordinances. The accumulation of leaves and debris within the lot line of a property or upon the adjacent right-of-way is prohibited in the City of Kentwood, as is burning leaves and brush.

The services are available to Kentwood residents only; anyone wishing to drop off items must show proof of residency. After closing for winter in December, the City plans to open both drop-off sites again in the spring of 2020 from Saturday, April 4 through Saturday, May 30.