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Displaying items tagged: Kent County Department of Public Works

Sunday, 28 August 2022 16:00

People in the News: Aug. 29, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:12

Kent County burns recyclables for electricity as coronavirus affects waste hauling

GRAND RAPIDS — Kent County officials announced last week that its recycling processing facility would close to protect workers from potential exposure to and spreading of the coronavirus. 

Published in Energy
Sunday, 10 March 2019 20:56

Kent County, The Right Place partner on sustainable business park

GRAND RAPIDS — The Kent County Department of Public Works and The Right Place Inc. have announced a development partnership for the Kent County Sustainable Business Park. The Department of Public Works announced last year it was issuing a request for information to seek potential tenants for the proposed business park on about 200 acres that it owns in Byron Township and Allegan County, adjacent to its South Kent Landfill.

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 31 August 2018 20:03

'Chilling effect:’ Manufacturers, recyclers feel brunt of China’s ban on recyclable materials

A Haworth Inc. policy to avoid sending waste to landfills has put the company in a bind as the recycling industry struggles to react to a glut of materials flooding the market.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 05 March 2018 14:22

Kent County releases RFI for sustainable business park

The Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) has taken a step forward in its goal of exiting the landfill business over the next decade.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:46

Amid transition to clean energy, utilities tackle water conservation

While closing coal-fired power plants is often lauded for improving air quality, it’s also saving billions of gallons of water a year from being withdrawn from the Great Lakes and local resources.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:04

Independent renewable energy producers to appeal regulatory decision on payments

A group of independent power producers are vowing to appeal a recent Michigan Public Service Commission ruling affecting how their facilities are compensated by Consumers Energy for the electricity they produce.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 26 November 2017 15:39

West Michigan’s construction industry grapples with diverting waste from landfills

BYRON TOWNSHIP –– As Kent County looks to exit the landfill business by 2030, executives say West Michigan’s construction industry will need to adjust to a new model.

Sunday, 06 August 2017 15:17

$115 million opportunity? Spike in commodity prices adds incentive for recycling

West Michigan manufacturers could be sitting on a widely available yet untapped revenue stream: old corrugated cardboard.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:45

Amid regulatory shakeup, cautious optimism emerges among small power plant operators

Small, independently owned power plants across Michigan are locked in a battle with Jackson-based Consumers Energy over what may very well decide their fate.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:30

Kent County to explore sustainable business park at Byron Center landfill

BYRON CENTER — West Michigan could become a hub for innovative waste processing companies in the coming years.

Published in Breaking News