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KDL - We’re Going Greener: What You Need To Know

As of November 1, KDL will no longer mail courtesy overdue and fine notices via the U.S. Postal Service.

Customers who currently receive notices by mail will be automatically switched to our telephone notification system.  If you aren’t sure we have your correct phone number, please call us at 616-784-2007, or visit any KDL branch.

If you prefer, and aren’t already receiving email notifications, you can choose to Sign up for email alerts.  KDL staff can also assist you.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

From the City of Wyoming Facebook page:

Saturday, September 22, City of Wyoming Clean Water Plant, 2350 Ivanrest Ave.

The City of Wyoming's Environmental Services Department, in cooperation with Kent County, is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Clean Water Plant, located at 2350 Ivanrest Avenue, in Wyoming. No appointment is necessary and the event is open to all Kent County residents.

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Water

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Water

From: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us

With the recent heat and dryness, I thought this would be a good opportunity to highlight our Water Department.  The City of Wyoming utilizes water pumped from Lake Michigan to serve the residents of Wyoming.  On average, we pump around 40 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan, however, as the summer heats up and dry weather sets in we have found ourselves in the last few weeks pumping on average roughly 80 million gallons a day. This is  approximately a 100% increase per day.  Where does most of this water go?  It goes on lawns as people start sprinkling in earnest to keep their lawns nice.  This is the first time in several years we have experienced this type of usage as we anticipate pumping nearly 1.5 BILLION gallons of water in June.
 

Vista Charter Academy students beautify their school in celebration of Earth Day

Vista Charter Academy students beautify their school in celebration of Earth Day

While Earth Day fell on a Sunday this year, the 4th graders at Vista Charter Academy wanted to celebrate the holiday with their fellow classmates, so the school coordinated a special outing to the Huizenga Brothers Greenhouse. There the students learned about horticulture, the seasons involved in planting and harvesting the flowers, and the retail side of greenhousing. The students then did their part to care for the environment and their school by planting flowers donated by greenhouse owner Mrs. Cynthia Huizenga. Mr. Sterkens 4th grade class and the 8th grade National Junior Honors Society planted the flowers under the school sign for a beautiful spring makeover. The green initiative taught students the responsibility of caring for the environment while being good stewards of the facilities they’ve been given.

Safe way to get rid of unwanted medication

Safe way to get rid of unwanted medication

What’s in your medicine cabinet?  Do you have bottles of old medication?  Flushing the pills down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards.  There is another way to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs in Kent County.

On October 28, 2011, from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Kent County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to Kent County Sheriff’s Office at 701 Ball Ave NE.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

This effort is part of the Nationwide Prescription Drug "Take-Back” Day.

Wyoming Police Department Collecting Unused Medications for National Drug Take Back Day

Wyoming, Mich., Oct. 26, 2011 – On Saturday, Oct. 29, the City of Wyoming Police Department is participating in National Drug Take Back Day, which is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Authority.

Between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. residents are encouraged to return unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, including controlled substances, to either the Wyoming Police Department drop box, located within the building’s lobby, or to Metro Health Village’s Granger Green common area,