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Guidelines for Recycling Cart Placement

Plymouth Township offers year round curbside recycling to our residents. All single family residences and multiple family residences that utilize our solid waste services should have a green 65 gallon recycle cart on the premises. If you do not, please call the Solid Waste Department, (734) 354-3270 ext. 4, so that you are able to participate in this important program.

Below are items accepted in our curbside recycling program.  This list is provided by the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).  The MRF provides the guidelines for what items are acceptable.

IMPORTANT: plastic bags are not accepted as a part of our curbside collection.  As an alternative, most local grocery stores offer plastic bag recycling.  Check with your favorite store to find out the location of their plastic bag recycling area.  All recyclables should be loose in the cart.  No recyclables in plastic bags (only exception is shredded paper in a clear plastic bag).  See below for examples of items that are accepted curbside.  If there are any questions regarding acceptable items, please call the Solid Waste Department.

PLEASE NOTE:  All items must fit inside the recycle cart in order for it to be collected.  Items placed outside the cart will NOT be collected by the automated recycling truck. 


Residences that use separate waste hauler services are also offered recycling options through the Township. Please call the department for more information.

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