Curbside Recycling

The City of Detroit encourages recycling and presently provides opportunities for all of its residents to recycle. Curbside recycling is available in certain neighborhoods, while five (5) drop off centers are located throughout the city, providing convenient access to all. Expansion of our curbside program is presently underway in the Detroit Works Demonstration Area 1. Once complete, over 34,000 households will have curbside recycling. If, however, you don't live in an area that currently has curbside collection, to find out how you can do your part to "green Detroit" Click Here.

Accepted and Not Accpeted Materials


Curbside Recycling ContainerDETROIT RECYCLES is a single-stream program - all materials go together in your container

  •     Make sure items are clean and dry
  •     Rinse food residue

  •     Please DO NOT put recyclables in plastic bags—place items directly in your container!

  •     DO NOT put food or garbage in your container
  •     Be sure plastics have chasing arrow symbol   Chasing Arrows
  •     Break down boxes to save space in your container!

Recycling Map