Common Recycling Contaminants

Common Contaminants of Curbside Recycling and Where They Can Be Taken:
Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
  • DPW, 1800 E. State Rd., East Lansing
  • Dart, 432 Hogsback Rd., Mason
  • Dart, 2148 Depot St., Holt
Plastic Bags
  • Meijer
  • Target
  • Kroger
  • Walmart
  • Other Retail Stores
Scrap Metal
  • Padnos, 1900 W. Willow St., Lansing 
  • Friedland, 405 E. Maple St., Lansing
CFL and LED Light Bulbs
  • BWL, 1232 Haco Dr., Lansing
Books
  • MSU Surplus Store, Green Way, East Lansing 355-1723
  • FRiedland, 405 E. Maple St., Lansing
Clothing, Shoes and Household Goods
Electronics
  • Staples
  • Best Buy
  • Recycle Rama, Saturday April 18, 2020. Time and location details are TBD. 

  • Other Contaminants:

  • Trash
  • diapers
  • hoses
  • plastic silverware
  • straws
  • window blinds
  • VHS tapes
  • mirrors
  • hangers
  • any type of plastic bag or wrap
  • Recycle Right!

  • Contaminants are not recyclable! Do not contaminate the recycling stream. Persistent contamination will result in removal of recycling cart.