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City of Detroit announces expansion to its recycling program

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-03 17:43:40-04

(WXYZ) — The City of Detroit announced it is expanding its recycling program.

In an announcement Wednesday, the city said residents will be able to recycle more items like paper coffee and soft drink cups, food and beverage cartons and plastic take-out packaging beginning Friday.

The city says it is now among more than 2.75 million Michigan households that can recycle these items thanks to a partnership with the Carton Council of North America and the Foodservice Packaging Institute.

On Thursday, the city is expected to announce the expansion at GFL Environmental Recycling in New Boston, Michigan.

“Two-thirds of the take-home packaging purchased is disposed of at home,” said Ashley Elzinga, director of sustainability and outreach for the Foodservice Packaging Institute, in a press release. “We were proud to partner with City of Detroit and our FPI members to support this community curbside partnership to enable residents to recycle rather than dispose of these items.”

For more information, click here: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/department-public-works/refuse-collection/detroit-recycles