Recycling Services

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 by taking a Virtual Tour!

Read important safety information regarding the Proper Disposal of SHARPS (PDF).

Curbside Recycling Program



  • The curbside recycling (and yard waste) collection services are funded by an annual fee assessed to each single family property owner in the City of Lansing. Effective July 1st, 2018, the fee will be $105.00. There are no additional fees for the biweekly recycling collection and unlimited weekly yard waste collection (seasonal). 
  • Recycling is “single stream," which means no sorting is required, all materials go into the same cart and many more materials are accepted!
  • If you are in need of a recycling cart, please call 517-483-4400 or email us.
  • Recyclables should be at the curbside no later than 7 AM on collection day. 
  • If you have extra materials that won't fit inside the cart, please use a cardboard box or paper bag to hold them, we will happily take them when placed next to the recycling cart.
  • Please promptly remove carts from curb after collection day.
See a list of Acceptable Recycling Items (PDF).