Here's good news! The Kent County Recycling & Education Center at 977 Wealthy St. SW will resume accepting recyclable material starting Monday, May 4!

It's been a five-week shutdown due to COVID-19, but starting Monday.....they're baaaack!

The residential recycling drop-off stations at North Kent Recycling & Waste Center and the Recycling Center will also reopen that day. Neither facility will be open on Saturdays at this time.

The Recycling & Education Center was closed on March 27 to limit exposures of COVID-19 to Kent County staff and other workers. And now, new safety measures such as prescreening workers, increased cleaning frequency at work stations, staggering work stations to meet social distancing rules and increased personal protective gear are in place to keep the recycling center’s 40 workers safe as they come back to work.

If you have been storing materials for recycling in bags or other containers, make sure you remove all materials from the bags before dropping them off or placing them in a recycling cart. If you use a recycling drop-off station, remember to keep 6-feet of distance between you and other recyclers.

With any question or concerns, email to recycle@kentcountymi.gov.