Community cleanup day set for Kentwood

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Chad Griffin. Courtesy Kentwood Department of Public Works

Kentwood will host its annual Community Cleanup Day to help residents “spring clean” their homes and yards.

Residents can drop off yard waste, trash and general debris for disposal and electronics for recycling from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Kentwood Department of Public Works (DPW), at 5068 Breton Road SE.

“As many residents begin spring cleaning efforts, our Community Cleanup Day offers resources to properly dispose of or recycle items,” said Chad Griffin, DPW director. “We encourage residents who are decluttering their homes this season to take advantage of these free collection services.”

Following the cleanup event, the city’s brush and leaf drop-off sites at the DPW facility will remain open through Saturday, May 27. Hours of operation for the drop-off sites are 12-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-6 p.m. Sunday.

The city will accept yard waste at the brush drop-off site, including, sticks, tree limbs, logs, leaves and grass clippings. Leaves should be loose when dropped off, not left in bags.

Red Creek Waste Services will be at the cleanup event to accept general debris and trash, including mattresses, for disposal. Comprenew will be on site to recycle electronics such as mobile phones, computers and fax machines.

Tires, items for donation and hazardous materials will not be accepted at this year’s community cleanup.

The cleanup day and drop-off services are available to Kentwood residents only. Those who want to participate are asked to enter the drive on Breton Road SE, where staff will check ID for residency and direct traffic flow.

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