City of Lansing limits recycling items for pick up

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THURSDAY, March 26 — The city of Lansing has announced changes to what items will be picked up curbside during the coronavirus emergency. 

The city made this announcement today: 

Changes are as follows:  

  • Trash (blue carts) and recycling (green carts) collection is operating like normal.  
  • Simple Recycling collection (the orange bags for clothing, textiles and household goods) is  temporarily suspended.  
  • All items placed in trash or recycling carts should be contained inside of the cart if possible.  
  • Bulk item collection (items over 30 pounds and longer than 4 feet in length) is temporarily  suspended after the week of March 23, 2020.  

CART drivers are considered essential workers, as trash and recycling need to continue to be collected. The goal of the changes is to reduce the exposure risk for CART drivers from bags, boxes and other materials placed at the curbside.  

Status updates will be provided as available. For additional information, please contact CART at (517) 483-4400 or recycle@lansingmi.gov 

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