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Your collection schedule for trash, recycling and yard waste can be found in a few places.
Trash being missed can happen for a few reasons.
Each CART customer is allowed one free trash collection service change per quarter (every three months). If you want to change your service after you have used your free switch, then it will cost $25.00. To make this collection service change, call the CART office and select option 1.
If your cart is broken or misplaced, please call the CART office who will be able to assess your situation and necessarily assist you.
Hazardous waste can never be placed in your trash cart. Instead, it needs to be disposed at the Ingham County Health Department. The Health Department offers free collection of substances such as the following:
The Health Department is located at 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing and can be contacted at (517) 887-4312 for additional information.
If the cart has been at the curbside for over 24 hours, you can:
Recycling can be missed for a few reasons.
Excess materials will be picked up if they are placed in a brown paper grocery bag or cardboard box next to your cart.
If you are a CART customer who is paying for a trash collection service, a recycling cart is automatically included in the cost. If you have not received a cart or are a new customer, please call the CART office and select option 1.
Simply leave the cart at the property for the next resident to use.
Plastic grocery bags are accepted by local retailers such as Walmart, Target and Kroger.
Since lightbulbs, both CFL and LED, are not allowed to be placed in your recycling cart, they can be taken to specific drop-off locations.
For additional information, visit the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL).
Many facilities that change oil and auto dealerships accept vehicle oil. You can also contact the Ingham County Health Department - Environmental Health Division at (517) 887-4312 to find out if and when they are accepting oil or recycling.
The yard waste season generally runs from early-mid April and through November. Yard waste is picked up on the same day as trash and needs to be placed at the curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
Yard waste needs to either be placed in paper yard waste bags (these can be purchased at local retailers) or tied together in a bundle by rope or string.
Yes, you may have a compost pile or bin in your backyard as long as it is properly maintained; this means that is does not attract pests or disturb your neighbors.
For additional information, call the CART office or email [email protected].
Compost bins can be purchased at local lawn and garden centers. If you are interested in building your own bin by using pallets, please call the CART office for additional information.