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Public Recycling Drop-off Center

Hours: CLOSED

**The Public Drop-off Center will be closed until things return to normal. With all of the other local drop-off centers being closed, we will not be able to safely manage the volume. We will be redirecting our staff to support other critical operations. Thank you.**

Location: 468  Green Way, East Lansing MI 48824

Books:

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Accepted:

Hardcover and Softcover Books
Textbooks
Yearbooks
Collectible Magazines
Comics
Vintage Books

Not Accepted:

Catalogs, Directories (Recycle with Mixed Paper)
Newspaper (Recycle with Newspaper)

Boxboard:

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Accepted:

Food Boxes (Cracker, Cereal, Pasta)
Frozen Food Boxes
Beverage Boxes
Personal Care Boxes (Toothpaste, Medicine)
Detergent Boxes
Shoe Boxes
Gift Boxes
Tubes (Paper Towel, Wrapping Paper)

Not Accepted:

Corrugated Cardboard
Kraft Paper Bags (Recycle with Cardboard)
Plastic Wrap and Cereal Bags (Recycle with Plastic Bags/Film)

Cardboard:

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Accepted:

Corrugated Boxes
Pizza Boxes (Free Food and Heavy Grease)
Brown Paper Bags
Brown Kraft Paper

Not Accepted:

Boxboard
Wax-Coated Boxes
Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
Packing Material

Glass:

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Accepted:

All Colors of Bottles and Jars
(Labels Do Not Need to be Removed)

Not Accepted:

Metal Lids (Recycle with Metal)
Pyrex
Tempered Glass (Window Panes)
Laboratory Glass
Bags

Metal:

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Accepted:

Household Metals (Steel, Tin, Aluminum)
Aluminum Foil (Tin Foil)
Metal Bottle Caps
Jar Lids
Wires (Including Coated Wire)

Not Accepted:

Aerosol Cans
Fire Extinguishers
Propane Tanks
Gas Cans
Paint Cans
All Electronics 

Mixed Paper:

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Accepted:

Catalogs and Directories
Telephone Books
Magazines
Junk Mail
Envelopes 
Post-it Notes
Ream Wrappers
Cards
Computer Paper
Letterhead
Notebook Paper (Ink and Staples OK)
White Tablet Paper
Copy Paper (All Colors)
Index Cards
Gift Wrap

Not Accepted:

Laminated Paper
Newspaper (Recycle with Newspaper)
Boxboard (Recycle with Boxboard)

Newspaper:

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Accepted:

Newspaper
Advertisement Inserts

Not Accepted:

Plastic Bags (Recycle with Plastic Bags/Film)
Plastic Straps (Recycle with Plastic)
Rubber Bands

#1 Plastic Only:

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CLEAN AND DRY PLASTIC ONLY

Accepted:

#1 Plastic Bottles (i.e. Water Bottles, etc.)

Not Accepted:

#2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 Plastic
Plastic Bags/Film, No Milk Jugs, Clamshells, or Food Trays

Plastic:

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CLEAN AND DRY PLASTIC ONLY

Accepted:

Jugs (Milk, Dish Soap)
Jars
Bottles (Shampoo, Detergent, Cosmetic)
Tubs (Butter, Yogurt)
Plastic Caps/Lids
Food Trays/Clamshells
Cups

Not Accepted:

#1 Plastic Bottles/Jars (Recycle with #1 Plastic)
Plastic Bags/Film (Recycle with Plastic Bags/Film)
Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
Rubber
Tires
Garden Hoses
Automotive Fluid Containers
Herbicide and Pesticide Containers
Buckets with Residue (Paint, Sealers)

Plastic Bags/Film:

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CLEAN AND DRY PLASTIC ONLY

Accepted:

Plastic Bags (Retail, Grocery, Newspaper, Dry Cleaning, Bread, Produce)
Zip Close Food Bags (Ziploc)
Plastic Cereal Box Bags
Clear or Translucent Blue Plastic Film
Food Cling Wrap (Saran, Glad Cling Wrap)
Stretch Wrap (Furniture, Pallet Wrap)
Shipping Material (Bubble Wrap, Air Pillows)
Product Overwrap (Paper Towel, Tissue, Cases of Bulk Cans and Beverages)

Not Accepted:

Black or Non-Translucent Plastic Bags or Film
Frozen Food Boxes
Degradable or Compostable Bags or Film
Pre-Washed Salad Mix Bags
Multilayer Laminates or Metalized Films (Chip Bags, Pouches, Coffee Bags, Snack Wrappers)

CLEAN AND DRY PLASTIC ONLY 

Upcycle Donation Box:

Items will be used in our Spartan Upcycle Creative Reuse Center. The program's mission is to reduce waste by inspiring and promoting creativity, resource conservation and community engagement through art, education and imagination.

Accepted:

Bottle Caps (Plastic or Metal)
Silverware
Wire
Corks
Books, Magazines, Postcards, Maps, Pictures, Sheet Music
Puzzle Pieces
Legos
Board Games and Pieces
Playing Cards
Small Toys, Action Figures
Fabric Scraps
Rope, Yarn, Twine
Reusable Shopping Bags
Door Knobs, Hinges and Handles
Pens, Pencils, Crayons, Markers
Clean Paper
Staplers, Scissors
Hole Punches, Glue Guns

Not Accepted:

Batteries
Hazardous or Medical Waste
Glass Items
Clothing

Additional Materials Accepted at the Surplus Store

The Surplus Store (right across the street from the Drop-off Center) accepts a wide variety of additional materials through the Community Reuse program. Materials are accepted during regular business hours and special events.