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Recycling

Orion Township has partnered with Green for Life Environment USA (GFL), Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), and The Recycling Partnership to enhance curbside recycling in Orion Township.  As part of this program, each household is provided with one rolling recycling cart to fill-up with non-soiled recyclable materials to conveniently place at the curb on your weekly collection day.  Each collection day you place your recycling cart at the curb will result in you earning rewards through the Recyclebank rewards system - savings for the environment means savings for you!



What can be recycled?

Acceptable recyclables include the following empty, non-soiled, and dry items:

  • Newspaper, magazines, brochures and inserts
  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened) and paper bags
  • Paperboard boxes (cereal, pasta, tissue, etc.)
  • Pizza boxes (clean of food and grease)
  • Greeting cards, regular and junk mail
  • Office paper
  • Phonebooks
  • #1, #2, and #4 through #7 plastic containers (no foam/Styrofoam or bags)
  • Aluminum and metal cans (including aerosol cans)
  • Paperboard drink boxes and cartons (non-waxed)
  • Glass bottles and jars (all colors)
  • Bulky rigid plastics (buckets, baskets, chairs, toys)

What cannot be recycled?

  • Plastic bags (return to the store to be recycled)
  • Liquid waste
  • Tanglers (such as wires, hangers, chains and hoses)
  • Construction debris
  • Car and truck parts/engines/tires
  • Hazardous waste (including electronics and batteries)
  • Yard waste
  • Wood/dry wall
  • Concrete/bricks
  • Fencing/railroad ties
  • Propane tanks
  • Loose needs/sharps


Recycling Cart Information Packet
To view the documents provided with your recycling cart, click here.  Extra copies are also available at Township Hall and the Orion Center.


Recycle Rewards

Recycle and get rewarded, it's that simple! Visit www.recyclebank.com, download the Recyclebank App, or call 888-727-2978 to sign up and confirm your address. With Recyclebank's help, you'll be able to learn about what and how to recycle, get reminders and notification for other types of waste-diversion events, and best of all, you'll be able to turn the points you earn through this program into great rewards for your household or donations to local schools or charities. 


Where does your recycling go?

GFL delivers Orion Township residential recycling materials to the Republic Services (formerly Re-Community) Materials Recovery Facilty (MRF) located at 20000 West Eight Mile Road in Southfield.