City of Ypsilanti Curbside Recycling 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.
Recyclables can be placed curbside as the same day as trash pickup. Please do not put bottles of oil or bags with rechargeable batteries in the red bin. Scroll down for proper handling of these and other items. To view the Holiday Schedule click here.
How to Obtain a Curbside Recycling Bin Curbside recycling bins are available to City of Ypsilanti residents only at the Department of Public Services Office, located at 14 W. Forest Ave. between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Recycle bins are available to residents living in single family dwellings and multi-family dwelling no larger than (4) four units.
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 & Aluminum Goods
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 even with a 1 or 2
No Styrofoam curbside
Clean plastic and discard caps
Clear, Green, & Brown Glass Food & Beverage Containers
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
Paper Goods 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