- Paris Climate Deal Passes Milestone as 20 More Nations Sign On September 22, 2016
- Simple Steps by Consumers Can Curb Food Waste September 22, 2016
- State Fines Detroit Renewable Power September 21, 2016
- House poised to prohibit plastic bag bans, fees September 21, 2016
- Senate could act on electricity bills this week September 19, 2016
Attend or host a recycling workshop And enroll for free in curbside recycling
Learn about the new curbside recycling program in Detroit. Just for attending a recycling workshop, residents can receive a free recycling bin
Incinerator: Report an odor
If you smell garbage in the air in Midtown, you may smell air pollution from the Incinerator at I-75 and I-94. Please report to the MDEQ at 313-456-4712, and 800-292-4706 after hours.
Curbside Recycling Basics
Learn about the DOs and DON’Ts of Detroit’s curbside recycling program
Where does Detroit's waste go?
In 2015, only 1% of the waste in Detroit homes was recycled. As a community, it is imperative that we 1) encourage more Detroiters to participate in curbside recycling and 2) educate ourselves on which items can and cannot can be recycled. Did you know that some cities like San Francisco reuse, recycle and compost up to 80% of their waste? Let's rise to the recycling challenge, Detroit!
Yard Waste / Compost
By CORAL DAVENPORTSEPT. 21, 2016 Photo Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations, spoke about the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday at the General Assembly. Credit Jason Decrow/Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — More than 20 world leaders tendered legal documents on Wednesday, formally binding their governments to the Paris climate accord at a General[…]
Dana Gunders, the leading expert on food waste at the Natural Resources Defense Council, is the author of “Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook: A Guide to Eating Well and Saving Money by Wasting Less Food.” September 21, 2016 The next time you toss out a burger, imagine taking a 90-minute shower. That’s how much water it[…]
State Fines Detroit Renewable Power September 21, 2016 The Air Quality Division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality informed Zero Waste Detroit that Detroit Renewable Power (DRP) was issued eight Notices of Violation (NOVs) regarding excessive odors. The violations occurred from June through September of 2016. Additionally this year, DRP received NOVs for exceeding[…]
LANSING — One community calls its action to reduce the number of plastic bags floating along county roads a model of environmentalism. But the Michigan Legislature is one step away from prohibiting local communities from banning or imposing fees on plastic bags in their community. ►Related:Mich. Senate votes to halt local bans on plastic bags “It’s[…]