Community Cleanup

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Kentwood Community Cleanup Day 
May 1, 2021 -- Stay tuned for our 2022 event date and information

Thanks to all who joined us at our 2021 Community Cleanup Day. The annual event was held Saturday, May 1 for residents wanting to “spring clean” their homes and yards. Yard waste, trash and general debris for disposal and electronics for recycling were accepted 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kentwood Department of Public Works, 5068 Breton Ave. SE.

Red Creek Waste Services: general debris and trash for disposal.

Comprenew:  electronic waste recycling, 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.

City of Kentwood: 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. Following the cleanup event, the City’s brush and leaf drop-off sites, also located at Kentwood’s DPW facility, remained open through Friday, May 28. Hours of operation for the drop-off sites were noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. 

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.