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“We Listened to you” Detroit Expands Curbside Recycling Program

  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Published in Detroit

“We Listened to you” Detroit Expands Curbside Recycling Program

DETROIT—This week marked the expansion of curbside recycling to 5,000 Detroit households. Curbside recycling will begin for an additional 5,000 households later this month.  

“We listened to you," Mayor Dave Bing said in a statement.  "A recurring theme was that our City’s stable, vibrant neighborhoods needed to be “green-friendly” and have convenient options to promote recycling."

The city’s Detroit Recycles program provides free 64-gallon containers for collection twice a month in designated neighborhoods.

In 2009, the City began its curbside recycling pilot program with 24,000 households participating across the city.  With the expansion this fall, 34,000 Detroit households can recycle curbside.

Residents living outside of areas that have curbside recycling can drop off recyclable materials at any of five drop-off centers operated by Recycle Here for free.

Click HERE to find out the nearest drop-off center, curbside service neighborhood or the next bulk pickup day http://www.detroitmi.gov/Departments/DepartmentofPublicWorks/CityServicesInformation/tabid/1664/Default.aspx

Read more http://www.michronicleonline.com/index.php/local/top-news/7251-we-listened-to-you-detroit-expands-curbside-recycling-program

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