Detroit Recycles


Get your blue recycling cart!


The City of Detroit offers free, curbside recycling to all single-family homes and buildings with 1-4 units. It’s a voluntary program, and all residents must request their cart.

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

Join thousands of your neighbors who are protecting their environment by recycling. Get your cart free by attending a workshop with Zero Waste Detroit or Green Living Science. You can also play our online Recycling Challenge Game and request a cart when you win!

Are you looking for our new Commercial Recycling Program for commercial and multifamily (5 or more units) buildings? Click here. 


    Other ways to get your blue recycling cart:
    Attend a workshop

    Contact one of our education partners to attend or set up a recycling workshop. Attendees will 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.

    Advanced Disposal Website for Detroit Residential Collection

    GFL Green For Life Website for Detroit Residential Collection