Recyclable Materials

Here’s a reminder: the green revolution has come to Hamtramck.

The city has been setting up a recycling dumpster on the last Saturday of each month and will contine through September at the city-owned parking lot located on Caniff at McDougall. Here’s a list of what can be recycled:

Cardboard and paper bags (no wax-coated cardboard)

Paperboard (no wax-coated paperboard)

Magazine and catalogs (any size)

Junk mail (envelopes, flyers, brochures, postcards, etc.)

Office paper (all types and sizes)

Phone books (all types and sizes)

Newspaper (remove bag strings and rubber bands)

Pots and pans (kitchen cookware)

Steel and tin cans (empty cans only)

Clear glass (empty, clear glass only)

Aluminum cans (empty cans only)

Plastic jugs and bottles (#1 and #2)

Household plastic (#3-#7, empty containers only)

Plastic bags (most retail and grocery bags)

Here’s what is not acceptable:

Paper milk or juice cartons

Styrofoam containers and packing


Propone tanks

Paint cans

Colored glass

Medical waste

Flammable liquids

Household cleaners

Chemicals (dry or liquid)

Wood items

2 Responses to Recyclable Materials

  1. Stephenie Blaustein

    July 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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  2. ROFL!

    I know thats a spam message but its so funny i’d almost keep it 🙂

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