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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

    
Environmental Programs

 

 

Using Water Wisely- An Informative Brochure

Plainfield Township Stormwater Ordinances


Providing a safe, clean environment to all township residents is one of our primary objectives.  Good stewardship of our ecology is the responsibility of all citizens, and we urge you to reuse and recycle whenever possible, and to insure that all wastes are properly disposed of.  In addition to township programs, we work closely with the Kent County Public Works department to provide recycling programs, great advice, guidelines, and disposal sites.  Check out their site for all the details.

  Wellhead Protection Program

  A Comprehensive Guide to Recycling Services in Kent County
  Recycling Printer Cartridges and Cell Phones
  Hazardous Wastes Disposal Program
  Yard Waste/Leaf Pickup
  Used Oil Disposal
  Be Stormwater Savvy
  Township Flood Mitigation Planning Project

 

Printer Cartridge and Cell Phone Recycling

Plainfield Charter Township is celebrating Earth Day, 365 days a year, by saving empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cell phones from disposal in landfills.

The cartridges and cell phones collected by the township are sent to a company where the cartridges are inspected and then sold to reputable recycling companies to be remanufactured. These cartridges are later sold to secondary markets, including retailers and office-supply stores.

Cell phones that are recycled are either donated to non-profit markets such as women’s shelters, sold to refurbishing companies who sell them back into the domestic market or sold to foreign markets.

Plainfield Charter Township is among more than 25,000 organizations nationwide that are helping the environment by collecting empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cell phones from the community and sending the waste products in to be recycled. We are helping to put a dent in the more than 350 million cartridges and 30 million cell phones that are thrown away each year.

Please drop off your empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cell phones (with batteries attached) at the Township Offices, 6161 Belmont Avenue NE, during normal business hours. Please ask your employers to also participate in this project.

Hazardous Wastes Disposal Program

A Citizen's Guide to Household Hazardous Waste (.pdf)
Placing hazardous waste into disposal systems such as home drains, storm drains and landfills can transport these wastes into groundwater and surface water and lead to contamination of the drinking water.  If you have unwanted or unneeded hazardous products in your home; store them safely in the original, sealed containers away from food, pets and children and set an appointment to bring the materials to the Kent County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center at the North Kent Transfer Station on 10 Mile Road just East of US131 (map).  Please note that you must set an appointment with the the Kent County Public Works department to arrange for disposal.  Call 336-2501, or for further information, click hereThis is a Free Service.

Does Plainfield Township Pickup Yard Waste?

We receive many calls about this every year:  Plainfield Township does not pickup yard waste.  It is the responsibility of the homeowner to properly dispose of  all yard waste.  Contact your solid waste hauler pickup service for details about their programs, or contact Kent County Public Works department for homeowner composting advice and yard waste drop-off sites.  You can find further information here.

Used Oil Disposal

A Citizens Guide to Auto Care (.pdf)
Used oil dumped into Township Sewers or into the ground can be a major source of groundwater contamination, cause significant damage to the ecology and can harm wildlife. In Michigan, it is illegal to dump motor oil on the ground, down the drain or sewer, or into any surface water or groundwater. You can be fined up to $1,000 ($2,500 for a business) and/or sentenced to 90 days in jail if you illegally dispose of used motor oil in Michigan.  In Plainfield Township, there are many automobile service companies that will accept used oil from the public. Check with the ones in your neighborhood for their times, rules and fees.

 

 

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