Curbside recycling is now available in Detroit! To take part, residents must sign up online or call (844) 2-DETROIT (233-8764) to request a blue 64-gallon recycling container. There is a one-time fee of $25 for the container. Recyclables are picked up every two weeks.
All recyclables can be mixed in the provided container for single-stream collection – no sorting is necessary. Accepted materials are:
Items that cannot be recycled in the curbside container include plastic bags, take-out containers, polystyrene (Styrofoam), paint, automotive fluids, car batteries and pesticides. For disposal of hazardous substances, see the article, Some Trash Isn't "Trash".
The Recycle Here! organization offers an easy and convenient way to drop off your recycling. The main drop-off point for Recycle Here! is located at 1331 Holden, just south of Grand Boulevard between Rosa Parks and the Lodge Freeway. They are open Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Recycle Here! will accept materials that the curbside program does not. The full range includes these materials:
More detail on preparing your items for recycling can be found on the Recycle Here! website. Volunteers at Recycle Here! will help you if you have questions.