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Posted on: January 7, 2020

CART Launches Bi-Weekly Trash Collection Service and Announces City Trash Bag Credit Program

As previously announced, blue City trash bags are no longer being collected as of the end of the 2019.  However, residents who still have blue City trash bags can bring them to community centers to receive a credit that will applied to their CART trash account bill.  

Community centers that are accepting trash bags include: 

•    Foster Community Center: 200 N. Foster Ave.

•    Gier Community Center: 2400 Hall St.

•    Letts Community Center: 1220 W. Kalamazoo St.

•    Schmidt Community Center: 5825 Wise Rd.

Community centers are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and are closed on Sundays. Community centers will accept bags beginning on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, and continuing through Saturday, January 25th, 2020. 

Trash bags will be credited for $2.60 per bag ($13 per roll). Credit received will be applied to the customer’s CART trash account on a prorated basis for the next quarter of service. 

No cash or checks will be given.  

If you are not currently a CART trash service customer and plan to sign-up for service, please call CART at (517) 483-4400 prior to returning remaining blue bags to a community center. Residents have until Friday, February 28th, 2020, to sign-up for service and to apply their credit to their trash bill.  

When bags are dropped off, community center staff members will make note of residents’ information including name and address. Individuals will then be given a receipt that they must hold onto until the credit is applied to their account.  

The City of Lansing offers three different cart sizes (95, 65 and 32-gallon) and is now offering bi-weekly trash collection for the 32-gallon cart size. This is a sustainable and budget-friendly option for households that generate approximately one kitchen-sized trash bag per week. 

To sign-up for trash cart service, please call the CART office at (517) 483-4400 during their office hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit https:/ to indicate interest and a CART team member will call to complete the sign-up. Bi-weekly cart drop-offs are currently being scheduled for the week of January 20th, 2020. 

For additional information, visit  

If you have questions or need to sign-up for service, call the CART office at (517) 483-4400. 

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