Westland Recycle Center

City of Westland Recycling Center


The Westland Recycle Center provides a one stop option for residents to come and drop off items that cannot be recycled through the curbside program or cannot wait for the next curbside pickup day.  In our efforts to be green, the Westland Recycle Center features a solar powered compactor for single stream recycling.

Accepted Items

  • Glass (Beverage or food)
  • All types of scrap metal (iron, steel, aluminum, etc.)
  • All types of batteries (household, car, marine, etc.)
  • Automotive fluids other than gas or brake fluid
  • Cardboard / paperboard
  • Paper bags
  • Paper (junk mail, newspaper, office paper, phone books, catalogs, magazines, books, etc.)
  • Cereal boxes
  • Metal cans (beverage or food)
  • Christmas trees (SEASONALLY and only completely undecorated)
  • Electrical cords
  • Gas grills (no tanks)
  • Charcoal grills (no ash or coal inside)
  • Kitchen cookware (pots, pans, etc.)
  • Clothing or shoes
  • Plastic jugs and bottles (#1, #2, #4, #5, #7)
  • Household appliances (refrigerators - doors and Freon removed, stoves, air conditioners, washers, dryers, etc.)
  • Metal or plastic clothing hangers

UNacceptable Items

  • Styrofoam
  • Medical waste (needles and syringes especially)
  • Propane tanks
  • Paint cans / flammable liquids
  • Gasoline / brake fluid
  • Household cleaners and chemicals
  • Medications
  • Chemicals (liquid or dry)
  • Concrete
  • Construction materials
  • Garden hoses
  • Wooden clothes hangers
  • Electronics or computer equipment
  • Plastic bags or wrappers
  • Food
  • TetraPacks

This list is not all inclusive and is subject to change.  The most up to date list is available at the Westland Recycle Center itself.

Electronics and Hazard Waste Disposal

The Westland Recycle Center no longer accepts electronic recycling materials. For more information on hazardous waste disposal please contact the Wayne County Department of Public Service, Household Hazardous Waste Information Line at 734-326-3936. 

Recycling Tips

For more tips on recycling please see Wayne County Recycle Guide or EGLE Recycle Guide websites.