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City of Lansing

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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero

Curbside Recycling

The recycling and yard waste collection programs are funded by an annual fee assessed to single family property owners in the City of Lansing.  The fee for FY15 is $94.50.  There are no addiitonal fees for the bi-weekly recycling collection and unlimited weekly yard waste collection (seasonal). 

The Curbside Recycling Program makes it easier than ever for single family households in the City of Lansing to go green and start recycling.  The convenient "single stream" curbside recycling means no sorting and many more materials are accepted!  

If you do not have a recycling cart, please call 517-483-4400 or email recycle@lansingmi.gov


Remember: Recyclables should be at the curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection day.  Please promptly remove carts from curb after collection day.

Download the Accepted Recycling Items flyer or see below.

Accepted Materials

  • Food and beverage bottles and containers
  • Paper labels are acceptable as are rings and lids on glass containers
  • All colors of glass are accepted, including green
 Tin/Steel Cans
  • Food and beverage containers
  • All sizes, paper labels are acceptable
 Household Scrap Metal
  • Includes metal pots and pans, metal trays, metal bakeware, toasters, metal utensils, etc. 
  • Empty aerosol containers will be accepted
  • No wire hangers
  • Used beverage containers and foil clean of food

 Plastic Bottles and Containers
  • #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #7 (NO #3 PVC or styrofoam)
 Bulky Rigid Plastic
  • Buckets, chairs, toys, bins, barrels, etc. 
  • Look for HDPE symbol
  • Includes milk cartons, juice cartons and boxes, etc.
  • Includes advertisements and inserts
  • Includes office paper, junk mail, envelopes, file folders, greeting cards, etc.
Magazines & Catalogs
  • Includes glossy fillers or mailers
  • Commonly used in dry food and cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc.
Telephone Books
  • Please remove any plastic bags and packaging wrap
Gift wrapping Paper
  • No ribbons or bows

Curbside clothing and textile collection also provided.  More information here

601 E. South St.
Lansing, MI 48910
Ph: 517-483-4400
Fax: 517-377-0176

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.