One of Detroit's dubious honors is being the only city among the 30 largest in the nation to lack a curbside recycling program. Baby steps are being taken to remedy that by the city: a pilot curbside program has been launched in Rosedale Park and the Cadieux/Warren area of the East Side.
The curbside program, being a pilot, is testing two methods of pickup to see what works and what doesn't. The 15,000 East Side households will receive an 18-gallon bin that will picked up weekly, while Rosedale's 15,000 households get a container the size of a standard city-issued trash bin that will get picked up twice a month. The neighborhoods were chosen because they "both have strong block clubs and community organizations," says Matt Naimi of Recy-Clean
, the company contracted to operate the program.
For the rest, Recycle Here! monthly mobile drop-off locations continue. That schedule is as follows:
- 1st Saturdays: Eastern Market
- 2nd Saturdays: Corktown, Farwell Rec Center, Indian Village
- 3rd Saturdays: Palmer Park, Gradmont Rosedale, Lafayette Park
- 4th Saturdays: Creekside, Clark Park, Boston Edison
Additionally, drop-off at Recycle Here! headquarters at 1331 Holden continues on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information about times, locations and what can be recycled can be found here
Source: Matt Naimi, Recy-Clean
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh