About Us

Kerkstra Waste provides exceptional, top-quality waste management and waste removal services. Servicing everywhere from Hudsonville to Grand Rapids to Detroit, Kerkstra Waste is ready to put in the work required for a great experience.Customer satisfaction and environmental friendliness are the two top priorities of Kerkstra Waste. We believe in creating great value in everything we do. It’s one thing to hold customer service as a strong value. It’s another thing entirely to go the extra mile–and then one more. Any type of business is difficult, and waste management comes with logistical and physical difficulties. We’re committed to tackling these challenges, and communicating with you along the way.

Kerkstra Waste was borne out of Kerkstra Services, a portable restroom company based out of Hudsonville, Michigan. Kerkstra Services began offering waste removal and environmental services early on, but the work quickly began to become specialized and high in volume. Kerkstra Waste was created in 2014, remaining a sister company to Kerkstra Services.

We’re committed to disposing of waste in an environmentally-friendly way, making the world greener, cleaner, and a little better off with every successful job.

Meet the team

TRAVIS AYLWORTH

In 2017, Travis realized that the amount of work he had to do was far greater than the amount of time he had in a given day. When an owner/operator does great work, they tend to become overwhelmed by client load and it’s time to grow. Travis began looking for a new employee, and that’s when he found Tyler Slagh.Tyler came with a Class A CDL and pages and pages of raving Google reviews. He is a highly-motivated jack-of-all-trades with exactly the kind of can-do attitude you need to work at a small, agile business. He met Travis and Leah in 2018 after plowing snow for them, and was hired shortly afterward.Tyler has two kids, including one recently-born daughter. His son is eight years old, the same age as Travis and Leah’s daughter. He is a family man and is glad to have connected with a stable company so he can raise his family.

LEAH DUIMSTRA

Leah is the Office Manager for Kerkstra Waste, handling everything from scheduling to billing to taxes. Running a business is a complicated operation, and Leah is as hard-working as Travis, managing to be a stay at home mom while handling all of the Kerkstra Waste administrative work.She and Travis are engaged and will soon be married. They have been together for 13 years and have one daughter together. Leah is local, having grown up in Allendale, Michigan, so she understands the culture of Kerkstra Waste’s service area.When she’s not handling administrative work or raising an 8-year-old, Leah likes the same type of outdoor fun that Travis does. As a family, they go camping together, go off-roading in the Jeep, or go on family hikes outdoors.

TYLER SLAGH

In 2017, Travis realized that the amount of work he had to do was far greater than the amount oftime he had in a given day. When an owner/operator does great work, they tend to become overwhelmed by client load and it’s time to grow. Travis began looking for a new employee, and that’s when he found Tyler Slagh.Tyler came with a Class A CDL and pages and pages of raving Google reviews. He is a highly-motivated jack-of-all-trades with exactly the kind of can-do attitude you need to work at a small, agile business. He met Travis and Leah in 2018 after plowing snow for them, and was hired shortly afterward.Tyler has two kids, including one recently-born daughter. His son is eight years old, the same age as Travis and Leah’s daughter. He is a family man and is glad to have connected with a stable company so he can raise his family.