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Pride Day - Community Clean Up | 5/4/2016
The City of Kentwood will be sponsoring a community wide cleanup called Pride Day on Saturday May 7th
from 8am to 2pm. The drop-off location is at the Kentwood Recycling Center (5068 Breton Avenue) and is limited to Kentwood residents with proof by picture identification. General, electronic and household hazardous waste will be accepted. Yard waste and tires will NOT be accepted. Check HERE
for more information about the event.
Law Day 2016 | 4/19/2016
On May 2, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. the students from A.R.C.H will participate in a Mock Trial, The City of Kentwood v. Alexander T. Wolf from the story “The Big Bad Wolf.” The purpose of the Mock Trial is to have fun educating students of the importance of Law Day, including this year’s theme “MIRANDA more than words.”
A.R.C.H is a partnership program between the Kentwood Public Schools and Kentwood Parks and Recreation department that focuses on A: Academic enrichment R: Recreation and the arts C: Community and family services and H: Healthy relationships.
Law Day is held on May 1st every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. This year’s theme “MIRANDA more than words” will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.
FREE Prescription Drug Disposal - Drop Off | 4/12/2016
On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Kentwood Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Kentwood Police Department at 4742 Walma Ave SE, Kentwood. Liquids, needles, inhalers or medical equipment cannot be accepted, only pills and patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and health issue. Medications that are forgotten in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards by drug residues appearing in surface water, such as rivers and lakes.
Please take advantage of this free program that allows you to properly dispose of your unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. For more information contact Vicki Highland at 616-656-6571.