City of Ypsilanti Curbside Recycling Program
The City of Ypsilanti offers an aggressive curbside recycling program to help reduce your waste. The program now provides Single Stream Recycling, which means that containers and paper products may be mixed in the same bin.
Please do not put bottles of oil or bags rechargeable batteries in the red bin. Scroll down for proper handling of these and other items.
Where Your Recycling Goes
It goes to the Ann Arbor Material Recovery Facility.
How to Obtain a Curbside Recycling Bin
If you need a curbside recycling bin, call 734-483-1421 or visit the Department of Public Services office.
Excess recycling can be brought to the Recycling Center at 651 Rice Street, adjacent to Frog Island Park.
The hours for the Recycling Center are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Plastic Bottles or tubs with numbers 1 (PET), 2 (HDPE), 4 (LDPE), 5 (PP), No. 6 (PS) or No. 7 on the Bottom
No plastic lids or plastic bags
No motor oil bottles
No Styrofoam curbside
Clean plastic and discard caps
Clear, Green, & Brown Glass Food & Bever
Bottles and jars
No window glass
No ceramics or Pyrex type glass
No light bulbs
Clean glass and remove metal caps to recycle, plastic caps are trash.
Tin & Aluminum
Includes cans, foil, and trays
Scrap metal up to 1 cubic foot
Milk Cartons & Juice Boxes
Clean and flatten
No plastic caps
No frozen juice concentrate tubes
Corrugated Cardboard & Boxboard
Bundle in 3 foot by 4 foot bundles or in box or paper bag
If too large to bundle, take to any drop-off center
Place next to or on top of bin
Cereal boxes, cardboard egg cartons, and similar type material
Flatten and remove inner bags or packaging
No box board with food particles or grease on box
Newspaper, Magazines & Junk Mail
Newspapers, including glossy inserts
Magazines and paperback books, including phone books
Mixed paper, glossy coated is OK
No plastic or metal tabs, binders, transparencies, carbon paper, or tissue paper
Place in sealed clear baggie next to the bin
Place car batteries in separate clear plastic bag, tightly tied
Styrofoam (Only Accepted at Drop-off Center)
Remove food particles
Styrofoam is not accepted curbside
Motor Oil/transmission Fluid
Place at the curb in sturdy containers such as clean empty plastic detergent or milk jugs, clearly marked Oil
No glass containers, no antifreeze
No containers over 1 gallon for curbside pick-up, up to 5 gallons accepted at drop-off site