- Summer Updates: Curbside Recycling Participation Rate Jumps to Over 15% July 15, 2016
- ZWD Winter Outreach: Over 1000 Carts Given Away April 13, 2016
- CDAD and ZWD Team up for District Winter Caucus Meetings April 6, 2016
- Zero Waste Detroit Mentioned at Paris Climate Talks (COP21) January 4, 2016
- Thanks-Give-a-Bin! $25 helps a family recycle November 24, 2015
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
ZWD Summer Updates! Curbside Participation Rates The City of Detroit Department of Public Works confirmed that, as of June 3rd, Detroit’s curbside recycling rate jumped to over 15% from 11% in October. We have much to be proud of at Zero Waste Detroit. Since last fall, ZWD has completed over 72 recycling workshop, enrolled nearly[…]
Zero Waste Detroit has taken the winter by storm with its curbside recycling outreach. In February and March 2016 alone, ZWD hosted 28 curbside recycling workshops and signed up 1,005 Detroit households for free recycling carts! Our work is a testament to residents all over the city who have taken a stand to be a[…]
In February and March, Zero Waste Detroit participated in all seven of Community Development Advocates of Detroit‘s (CDAD) District Winter Caucus meetings. CDAD brought together Detroit’s finest community leaders and neighborhood groups to network and share visions for their districts. Topics discussed included: forming a Community Advisory Council for Districts 1-6, the role of welcoming[…]
At the Paris Climate Talks (COP21) last month, former Zero Waste Detroit staff member Ahmina Maxey spoke about Detroit’s legacy of environmental injustice and waste incineration –as well as Zero Waste Detroit coalition’s role in advocating for comprehensive citywide recycling and zero waste options. Here’s an excerpt from Global Sisters Report’s recap, It takes roots: Community-led[…]