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City of Lansing

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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero

Recycling Services

Curbside Recycling Program

The recycling collection program is 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 additional fees for the bi-weekly recycling collection and unlimited weekly yard waste collection (seasonal). The convenient “single stream) curbside recycling means no sorting and many more materials accepted!

If you are in need of a recycling cart, please call 517-483-4400 or email recycle@lansingmi.gov.

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

See acceptable items here.

Commercial Recycling Options

Commercial Recycling CART offers convenient “single stream” weekly recycling services to business in the City of Lansing in an effort to help them meet their sustainability goals. Single stream recycling means there is no sorting required.

Cost is $47.00/3 months, which includes a 96 gallon wheeled cart with lid, weekly collection service, and expert advice. Additional carts are available for $25.00/3 months.

Email recycle@lansingmi.gov or call CART at 517-483-4400 to sign up!

See acceptable items here.

Clothing and Textile Recycling

The City of Lansing has partnered with Simple Recycling, a company that collects usable clothing, shoes, textiles and household goods for reuse and recycling. Lansing residents can set these materials out at the curbside on their normal city recycling day. Simple Recycling provides special bags and tags to residents that must be used to set out these items. To request bags, contact Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068 or info@simplerecycling.com

Please remember this is a separate collection from the Lansing green recycling carts. Please do not put clothing and textiles inside recycling carts.

See where the materials go here.

Cell Phone Recycling

Lansing community centers no longer accept cell phones. Please check out other recycling options, including: Best Buy and Staples.

Together we can make a difference! For every 1000 tons of recyclables that the City collects:

  • 14,903 trees are saved
  • 6,404,606 gallons of water are saved
  • 408,412 gallons of gasoline are saved
  • 2,856 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions are saved

See how recycling materials are processed - Take the Virtural Tour!

Read important safety information regarding the proper disposal of SHARPS 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.