Recycle collection occurs every-other week on your trash day. Refer to your magnet for exact dates.
Contact Residential Services: (734) 484-0073
Contact Waste Management: (866) 797-9018 OR (800) 796-9696
Residential Services Office Hours & Location
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm (Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily.)
Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center
7200 S. Huron River Dr.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Waste Management provides a single-stream system for curbside recycling; recycling is unlimited and you may mix all your recycle items into one or more bins..
Recycle containers must be placed within 4' of the roadway and 4' from other curbside items by 6:00am on collection day, no earlier than 6:00pm on the day before and any remaining items must be removed by 6:00am on the day after collection.
A 32-gallon container with handles and recycle stickers/96-gallon Waste Management toter may also be used for recyclables. Recycle stickers must be on the side of the can (not just on the lid) that is facing towards the street so the driver can identify it as recycling. Container and contents may not exeed weight limit of 50 pounds (with exception of the 96-gallon toter cart). Containers over 32-gallon size, fabricated containers, drums, cardboard boxes, or stacked containers will not be collected.
Stickers are available at no cost in the lobby of the Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center, Community Center, by calling the Residential Services Department, or by mail. Recycle bins (18-gallon) and lids are available for purchase from the Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center. Recycle bins are $10.00 and recycle lids are $5.00.
The recycling bins will remain at the Ypsilanti Township Compost Site during winter months and not moved to the Community Center, due to non-resident use, trash contamination & non-recyclable materials being left at the site.
Important changes for 2017 are in bold and underlined below.
Acceptable Plastic: Emptied-rinsed household bottles, jugs, containers (milk, water, butter, soap) that have a #1, 2, 4, 5 or 7 on the bottom; lids and caps included.
Unacceptable Plastic: Unmarked plastics, #3 or 6, hazardous type bottles (antifreeze and motor oil bottles). Plastic (grocery/retail-type) bags are NOT acceptable in the recycle bin.
Acceptable Glass: Emptied, rinsed household containers; labels may be left on.
Unacceptable Glass: Broken glass, beverage glasses, light bulbs, ceramic dishware or windows.
Acceptable Aluminum & Tin: Non-deposit and deposit cans, small kitchen cookware (free of food), metal pots/pans, disposable pie tins and baking trays.
Unacceptable Aluminum & Tin: No scrap metal, wire hangers, etc.
Acceptable Paper: Corrugated cardboard (i.e. 2' x 2', flattened, bundled with duct tape or twine & placed on top of recycle bin), shredded paper placed in brown grocery bags, pizza boxes, junk mail, brown paper bags, paperboard (i.e. cereal, tissue and show boxes), newspapers, glossy inserts, magazines, catalogs, paperback and hardcover books, telephone books, paper egg cartons, canned beverage cases and paper towel roll.
Unacceptable Paper: No wax coated cartons (juice, milk, and freezer food boxes), tissue paper products, paper towels, napkins, cups, plates, etc.
Additional Unacceptable Items: Styrofoam containers and packing material, paint cans, garbage, food waste, propane tanks, medical waste, flammable liquids, household cleaners, chemicals, wood items, tires, concrete, garden hose, electrical cords, syringes and needles and household batteries.
The recycling bins will remain at the Compost Site during winter months and not moved to the Community Center, due to trash contamination & non-recyclable materials being left at the site.