Kent County identifies main tenant for landfill diversion business park

KENT COUNTY, MI — Kent County’s proposed business park aimed at rethinking waste recovery and keeping garbage out of the landfill is getting closer to becoming a reality.

On Oct. 7, the Kent County Board of Public Works will consider starting negotiations with two companies, Continuus Materials and Anergia, to become the business park’s “anchor tenant” around which other recycling and waste processing companies will locate.

Tentative plans call for Continuus Materials and Anergia to operate a multi-faceted mixed waste processing facility that could handle 400,000 tons of garbage a year, as well as 30,000 tons of recyclables, to produce renewable natural gas, fertilizer and recyclable commodities. It would also produce a roof coverboard made from recycled plastic and paper.

If all goes as planned, the facility could be up and running in about four years, said Dar Baas, director of Kent County Department of Public Works.

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