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The recycling program began on July 1st, 2020 with a few changes.
Please be aware of the following:
Republic is trying to eliminate glass at their facility. Glass is very hard on the equipment. Also there is a limited demand for the recycled glass. Republic has stated that a majority of glass that is taken to the facility ends up at the landfill.
The trash containers are black, and the recycling carts are blue.
Residents should call the Department of Public Services at 734-728-1770.
No, it is the same day as it has always been.
Wayne County Recycling Information
State of Michigan Recycling Information
Not at this time; the residents who have two bins from the previous program will be able to keep their two bins.
Email the Department of Public Service, call them at 734-728-1770, or place your order online at our Special Pickup Order Form.
Please call the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770.
No, the recycling bin is only for recycling materials. The City is charged additional costs if the recycling is contaminated with garbage.
Report the damage to the Department of Public Service by using our online service request system or by calling the department at 734-728-1770. We will then assess the situation and determine fault.
Please place the carts on your easement, behind the curb for pickup. Do not put them in the street. Make sure they are not blocked by parked cars, fire hydrants, trees, or utility poles.
A spot will need to be cleared for placement. Do not place the cart in the street, as it will interfere with snow plowing.
The City has stickers available for your bin that are being delivered to every home in the City starting December 5, 2020. Stickers are also available for pickup from Westland City Hall.
No, please do not put recyclables in any kind of plastic bag. Plastic bags will jam up the recycling machines.
The carts have wheels for easy movement. However, 64 gallon containers are being offered to those who might have more difficulty maneuvering them.
Rubbish will need to be placed in plastic garbage bags and then into the cart for pickup. Do not overload the cart. If the lid cannot close, it is too full.
All materials to be recycled must be placed inside the cart, even materials that previously had to be placed outside the bins, such as cardboard. All materials to be recycled must fit inside the cart, or they will not be picked up for recycling.
There was a separate mailing for the recycling program in late June. You can also get additional details on the City’s website, the Recycling Simplified website, or call the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770.
Yes, residents will be required to call or connect online for a special pickup of larger items. As of July 2018, this is a free service for up to 8 extra bags of trash and/or 3 bulk items per week.
Yes, please remove the label prior to recycling the can. You can recycle the label with other recyclable paper items.
Yes, please leave the lid on any plastic bottle and recycle them together. Lids are too small to recycle separately.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to use any other container for placement of household trash other than City provided containers, should you need more space than the 96 gallon container provided by the City, it is suggested that you contact the City of Westland Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770 and request another additional trash container at an additional cost of $60 per year (additional cost attributed to landfill costs).
The City will be providing a 96 gallon container for collection of your trash as well.
Yes the drop off recycling center at the Department of Public Service yard on Marquette will remain open.
Collection of items that are too large to fit in the containers will continue as it has been in the past, the resident is required to call the City of Westland, Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770, or use the online form available on the website. The request must be placed at least 48 hours ahead of the next collection day to insure pickup.
Food and beverage container glass is accepted at the Westland Recycling Center.
No, do not put plastic toys in the recycle bin.
Over the years, our All American City has grown. It has become necessary for the City to change some resident’s collection day to guarantee that collection stays on schedule. Use our interactive collection map to find your address and collection day.
No, do not put plastic hangers in the recycle bin.
If your collection day has not been changed, your recycling pickup will also not be changed. Should your collection day be changed, you will receive a two weeks advanced notice, with your new collection day enclosed.
No, do not put old metal tools in the recycle bin. Old metal tools can be taken to the Westland Recycling Center instead.
No, do not put any old appliances in the recycle bin. They can be taken to the drop off site on Marquette.
You can request a special pick up through our website, calling the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770 or by coming to the Westland City Hall. If you have any other questions regarding special pick up, you can contact the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770.
Yes, you can contact the City of Westland, Department of Public Service through our online store, or by coming into the Westland City Hall to request another trash container at an additional cost of:
City Hall is located at:36300 Warren RoadWestland, MI 48185
If you have any question regarding the purchase of an extra trash bin you can contact the Department of Public service at 734-728-1770.
No, batteries can be recycled at the following locations:
There is a drop box for batteries at these locations.
No, Clothes cannot be put in the recycle bin. Clothes can be recycled in the Blue Clothing bins located throughout the City, including City Hall and the Westland Recycling Center.
If you are not sure on a specific item you can go to the City’s website. The Public Service Department has a Recycling page or visit the Recycling Simplified website.
The collection of compostable material will remain the same as it has always been in the City of Westland.
Glass beverage and food jars can be dropped of at the Westland Recycling Center located at 37137 Marquette, Westland.
The containers need to be be rinsed out of any food residue, clean, and dry before being recycled.