Kentwood’s Community Clean-up Day and Opening of Brush and Leaf Drop-Off Sites Set for June 6
Brush and Leaf Drop-off Services to Run Concurrently Through July 11
The City of Kentwood will again offer its annual Community Clean-up Day and open its brush and leaf drop-off sites for Kentwood residents beginning Saturday, June 6.
This year’s Community Clean-up Day will 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.
“The Department of Public Works is grateful to be able to continue to provide convenient leaf and brush drop-off sites and the annual clean-up day for Kentwood residents,” said John Gorney, director of Public Works. “We encourage residents who have been looking forward to decluttering their homes and property during this time to take advantage of these free collection services.”
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.