COVID-19 CART & Yard Waste Temporary Changes

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lansing will be making temporary changes to the Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART) and yard waste collection services. 

The changes are as follows:

Yard Waste

Please Note: Yard waste collection was originally scheduled to begin the week of April 13, 2020. This date will be listed in the upcoming issue of the Lansing Living magazine, which was printed before the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order was issued.


Curbside Collection:

Curbside collection of yard waste will begin Monday, May 4, 2020. Due to the large amount of yard waste that residents have at the curbside already, it is likely that collection will not take place on the normal collection day until crews are able to catch up. 

Residents should still place yard waste at the curbside on the regular collection day, but depending on the amount of material in a given route, collection will likely be delayed up to a week or longer in some areas. *Drivers will be working extended schedules until normal collections schedules can be met.* Once material is placed, please leave it at the curbside until it is picked up.

For additional information, see the full press release.



Trash and Recycling


  • Trash bags, boxes, recyclable items and any other materials that are not inside of their carts with the lids closed will no longer be picked up beginning Monday, April 13, 2020. This also applies to CART customers with the 95-gallon cart option. 
  • Simple Recycling (the orange bags for clothing, textiles and household goods) is temporarily suspended.
  • Bulk item collection (items over 30 pounds and longer than four feet in length) is temporarily suspended until further notice.
Thank you for helping to protect our workforce and community! We appreciate your flexibility and cooperation.

Click here to view press release.