Trash Talk: Community Dumpster Day Guide

Next date: Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM


The City of Grand Rapids and Kent County Departments of Public Works recycling educators are pairing up to bring waste and recycling education to your neighborhood!

A big goal of this year's Neighborhood Dumpster Days is to sort and prevent (divert) as much waste from going into the landfill dumpster as possible -- can we count on you to help? There will be multiple dumpsters at each neighborhood's Dumpster Day event(s) for recycling and other types of waste diversion but knowing what items should go to different dumpsters and why can be difficult to understand. 
We are offering 5 opportunities for Dumpster Day volunteers (or anyone in your neighborhood) to learn more about our City and County's waste landscape, recycling do's and don'ts, what free recycling programs exist for you and your neighbor, and what you can do at Dumpster Day (and beyond!) to make sure as little stuff as possible goes to the landfill.
With significant changes to solid waste law at the State of MI level, our hope is that we can keep the waste and recycling conversation going after the 2024 Dumpster Day season to create a tremendous shift in our waste habits, access, and participation. 

Questions? Contact us at  616-456-4553  or


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Dates and Locations

Virtual Session 1

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  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

The Branch Church, 973 28th St SE, Grand Rapids 49508


  • Tuesday, June 04, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Kent County Health Department Fuller Clinic, 700 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids 49503


  • Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Virtual Session 2

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  • Thursday, August 08, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids 49504


  • Thursday, September 05, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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