Recycling Information

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.

How to get a recycling bin:

  1. All residents will need to purchase the recycling bin for $25 from their contractor to participate in the recycling program.
  2. Attend a recycling workshop (see details below) and get a Free recycling bin
  3. Play the Online Recycling Challenge Educational Game and get a Free recycling bin

Option 1: Request your recycling container from your contractor ($25):

Option 2: Get a free recycling container by attending 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 

 or 

Option 3: Get a free recycling container by playing the Online Recycling Challenge Educational Game

https://detroitmi.gov/webapp/recycling-challenge-educational-game