Detroit Recycles

Join your neighbors - Keep Detroit Clean and protect our environment by recycling!

Recycling at Home

The City of Detroit offers free, curbside recycling to all single-family homes and buildings with 1-4 units.

(If you live in an apartment building, you can drop off recyclables at Recycle Here!, the city’s free recycling drop-off site. You can also ask your property manager about adding recycling service to your building.)

Request a FREE cart:

1. Play our online Recycling Challenge Game and request a cart when you win!


2. Call Green Living Science (313) 871-4000 ext 3. to attend a recycling workshop


Commercial Recycling Program

  • A recycling program for businesses and multifamily (5 or more units) buildings 

Recycle Right & Recycle More! 

Click here to learn more about how to recycle in Detroit!

Other ways to get your blue recycling cart:

Chat with a recycling expert!

Contact one our local non-profit education partners to learn about Detroit’s curbside recycling program and receive a free recycling cart.

Purchase a blue recycling cart

If you don’t want to play the Recycling Challenge game or attend a workshop, you can pay a one-time fee of $25 and request one from your hauler:

Your Residential Recycling and Trash Pickup Schedule

Text your street address to (313) 800-7905 to sign up for recycling, trash, yard and bulk waste reminders.
Find your next collection day on the Find Your Waste Pickup Schedule Tool see your next day and to sign up for free text message reminders.

Waste Management Website for Detroit Residential Collection

GFL Green For Life Website for Detroit Residential Collection