Detroiters celebrates America Recycles Day on November 15

Nov 7, 2014 at 9:22 am

For nearly a quarter-century, residents of the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood have used its own monthly, volunteer-driven recycling program called Rosedale Recycles.

The numbers alone are worth highlighting: In that time, the program has collected 2,782 tons of recyclables, about 9.66 tons per month. That doesn't even include hazardous waste collected by the city, or the results of a bi-annual paper shredding output.

With Detroit finally set to launch a citywide curbside recycling program, Rosedale Recycles felt it was a cause for celebration, in honor of the commitment of those residents for so many years: On Saturday November 15, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Rosedale Recycles will host its final regular collection at Christ the King church's parking lot, at 20800 Grand River Ave, a news release says.

Local advocacy group Zero Waste Detroit will hold meetings with residents, and block clubs to learn about Detroit's new curbside recycling program. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Zero Waste Detroit at [email protected].

The city's curbside recycling program requires a one-time $25 fee for a recycling bin. Residents on the city's west side should contact ADVANCED Disposal to opt-into the program, by calling 844-233-8764 or by email at [email protected]. Residents on the east side of the city should call Rizzo Environmental at 866-772-8900 or by email at [email protected]