The Holland BPW owns and operates a dredge placement facility in cooperation with the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers and Holland Township. This facility receives dredged sil from the inner Holland harbor and recycles it in useful ways.
The inner harbor is hydraulically dredged every three to five years. The dredge is stored in our Holland Harbor Dredge Placement Facility on Lakewood Boulevard east of Waverly Road. The solid particles settle out over time, with the water flowing through two "polishing" areas before returning to the Black River. After the dredged material has dried, it is removed and made available for beneficial uses that have included the expansion of the Zeeland Cemetery, development of two township parks, a bike path at Adams Street and I-196, and many smaller landscaping projects.