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Kentwood is offering clean-up day on Saturday

Kentwood is offering clean-up day on Saturday

KENTWOOD, MI -  If you have done your spring cleaning and need to get rid of some junk, then mark your calendars.  City residents can participate in Kentwood Pride Day on Saturday, May 7th from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  All Kentwood Residents will be allowed to dispose of unwanted household items at the Kentwood Recycling Center at 5068 Breton Avenue.   

Lawn Care: How I learned to avoid cutting grass.

Lawn Care:  How I learned to avoid cutting grass.

Winter has shuffled off its mortal coil and nature's white dandruff has melted, but as I sit here looking at my lawn I am finding myself nostalgic for a simpler time... a time when I didn't have to worry about cutting my lawn because it was covered with snow.   You know 1 month ago.  So as I sit here I wonder what are my options.  Do I have to cut my grass?  Besides getting my neighbors upset that I let my grass turn into a rain forest do I have to?  Well a visit to the City of Kentwood went as follows:

ME:  I don't want to cut my grass as I feel nature intended the grass to grow.

KENTWOOD:  "With some exceptions, such as on undeveloped lots, lots must be mowed and may not have growth over six (6) inches in height.  Lots must be landscaped with grass."  

ME:  So... what happens if I don't.

KENTWOOD:  We cut it for you and charge you.  

The Brighter Side of Rain

The Brighter Side of Rain

It's been pretty difficult to miss lately - rain, almost everyday. But as the old saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers." The grass around where I live has been known to die off in the summer, but it looks great right now in Kentwood.

KDL Kentwood branch presents “Going Green”

KDL Kentwood branch presents “Going Green”

How does your garden grow?  Find out at the Going Green program taking place at the KDL Kentwood branch this spring. Come share in crafts and activities full of gardening goodness. Kids will learn about the life cycle of plants, how insects and people help the earth, and new ideas for going green. This program is for families with children of all ages.

Kentwood branch – Saturday, April 16, 2:00 PM

It's That Time of Year----Fall Leaves

It’s That Time of Year---Fall Leaves

We all know what a job fall can be with leaves, all the raking and then trying to dispose of them.

Kentwood Public Works is making the disposal of leaves available to all Kentwood residents at 5068 Breton Ave, a site it shares with the Recycling Center. Residents should have proof of address when dumping leaves; no other yard waste will be accepted.

The leaf dump is open until Saturday, November 27, 2010 with hours of 10-8 Monday through Saturday and noon -6 on Sundays.

2010 Leaf Dump

Kentwood, MI - The City of Kentwoodwill once again be offering free leaf disposal for their residents. The leaf dump, located at the Recycling Center at 5068 Breton Avenue, will be operate from 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 pm to 6 pm on Sunday. It will open on Saturday, October 16th and close Saturday November 27th.

Residents will be asked to show proof of residency to allow use of the dump. Commercial disposal is not allowed at this location.

Please visit http://www.ci.kentwood.mi.us/ for additional information.