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Detroit Recycles

The City of Detroit is collecting recycling materials placed in the designated container at the curb every other week. The recycling program is voluntary, and residents must opt-in. The program is open to all residents residing in a single family home or in a house with up to 4 units, including those who did not previously recycle.

If you're not recycling, now is a great time to join thousands of Detroiters who are protecting the environment and creating less pollution by recycling.   All residents will need to purchase the recycling bin for $25 to participate in the recycling program. Alternatively, to receive a recycling bin for free, residents can either attend a recycling workshop (see details below) or play the educational recycling game. Residents must contact their designated contractor to purchase the recycling cart.

CALL YOUR CONTRACTOR TO GET YOUR RECYCLING CONTAINER

If you live on the east side or in southwest Detroit, GFL Environmental USA, Inc. is your contractor. Rizzo Environmental Services is now owned by GFL (Green for Life).
Order your cart online at gflusa.com/residential/detroit/ or contact GFL Customer Care center at (844) GO.GFLUSA (844) 464-3587.

If you live on the west side, Advanced Disposal is your contractor.  Sign up for a cart online at www.AdvancedDisposal.com/DetroitResidential or call (844) 2-DETROIT (233-8764).

GET A FREE RECYCLING CONTAINER BY ATTENDING A WORKSHOP

You can learn more about Detroit’s curbside recycling program and receive a free recycling cart by attending a curbside recycling workshop with Zero Waste Detroit or Green Living Science. 

To schedule or attend a recycling workshop near you, call
Zero Waste Detroit at (313) 986-2990 or Green Living Science at (313) 871-4000, ext. 3