Community Cleanup

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Kentwood Community Cleanup Day 
May 1, 2021

The City of Kentwood will again offer its annual Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 1 for residents wanting to “spring clean” their homes and yards. This year’s Community Cleanup Day will accept 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.

Red Creek Waste Services will be on-site to accept general debris and trash for disposal.

Comprenew will be on-site to recycle electronic waste, such as mobile phones, 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. Following the cleanup event, the City’s brush and leaf drop-off sites, also located at Kentwood’s DPW facility, will remain open through Saturday, May 29. Hours of operation for the drop-off sites are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. 

Items for donation and household hazardous materials will not be accepted during this year’s cleanup event. Those 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 Department of Public Works facility, 5068 Breton Ave. SE, 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 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 6 feet from other people and wearing face coverings.

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 past. 2021 event details have yet to be announced.