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Recycling Carts & Guidelines

All homes were provided with blue recycle carts when the recycling program began. If you are new to Redford and don't have a recycle cart or are in need of a replacement cart, you can purchase one for a small fee of $10 at the Leo Snage Public Services Building at 12200 Beech Daly (between Plymouth and Schoolcraft), Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. You may purchase more than one bin if you would like. Guidelines for acceptable items are listed below.

ACCEPTABLE CONTAINERS FOR RECYCLABLES
Recyclables are to be placed in a recycle cart that is rectangular and of 18 gallon capacity size. Waste cans or larger recycle carts are not acceptable for recyclables & will not be emptied. If “occasionally” you have more than your cart will hold you may place them in a clear plastic bag and set it next to your cart.  Recycle carts are available to purchase for a small fee at the Redford Public Services Building, 12200 Beech Daly.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS TO PLACE IN RECYCLE CARTS
**Please rinse/clean/empty items before placing in bin**

Plastic Bottles, Jugs & Containers

  • Plastics #1& #2
  • Household plastics #3 thru #7
  • Please remove caps labels are ok, flatten if possible.
  • NO motor oil or chemical containers

Glass Bottles & Jars

  • Only clean & empty clear glass - remove caps, labels are OK
  • NO color glass, window glass, broken glass, mirrors, light bulbs, ceramics or glassware

Metal Containers & Kitchen Cookware

  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel and tin cans - for safety place metal lids inside cans & flatten cans if possible
  • Aluminum trays or pie tins
  • Kitchen pots, pans and cookware
  • NO aerosol cans or paint cans

Cardboard & Paperboard

  • Flatten or cut all cardboard down into sizes no larger than 3 ft x 3 ft size.  Large amounts must be bundled & tied / pizza boxes must be clean
  • Flatten paperboard boxes (cereal, snack, rice, Kleenex , etc.)
  • No wax coated boxes

Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Book, Office Paper & Junk Mail

  • Newspaper - remove bags, strings or rubber bands
  • Magazines, catalogs & phone books (glossy & non-glossy)
  • Office paper all types, sizes & colors
  • Computer paper, notebook paper, index cards
  • Junk mail - flyers, brochures, postcards, envelopes etc.

Paper & Plastic Bags

  • Clean plastic or paper bags from most retail or grocery stores