Can I put my regular garbage in the recycling bin?

No, the recycling bin is only for recycling materials. The City is charged additional costs if the recycling is contaminated with garbage.

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1. When did the curbside recycling program resume in Westland?
2. As a resident, what are some of the changes I need to know?
3. Why isn't glass being recycled?
4. What is the difference between the rubbish and recycling carts?
5. What if I am missing a bin?
6. Has my recycling day changed?
7. Recycling Tips and Resources
8. Can I get an extra bin for recycling?
9. Who should residents contact for special pickup?
10. Where do I call if I have questions?
11. Can I put my regular garbage in the recycling bin?
12. What happens if the cart is broken?
13. Where should I place my carts for rubbish and recycling pickup?
14. How will I place the cart on the easement when there is a large amount of snow?
15. Is there a sticker available that I can attach to my recycle bin to remind me of what to recycle?
16. Can I put my recycling in a separate bag?
17. Will seniors be able to get these carts to the curb?
18. Will all of my recyclables/rubbish have to fit inside the cart?
19. Will I be getting anything that explains the recycling program?
20. Will I have to call for a special pickup on larger items that do not fit in the cart and will there be a fee associated?
21. Can I put my regular garbage in the recycling bin?
22. Should I remove the label from the tin cans that I recycle?
23. Can I recycle the lid of my plastic bottle?
24. I have another 96 gallon container that I bought at a store; can I use that container for household trash along with the container supplied by the City?
25. What about the small businesses that currently use curbside collection?
26. How should I get rid of items that will not fit in the City provided bins, such as furniture and carpeting?
27. Will glass be accepted at the drop off site?
28. Can I put plastic toys in my recycle bin?
29. Will my trash collection day change?
30. Can I put plastic hangers in my recycle bin?
31. When will recycling be picked up?
32. Can I put old metal tools in the recycle bin?
33. Can I put my old toaster or other appliances in the recycle bin?
34. What if all my trash does not fit into one bin on occasion?
35. Can I lease an extra cart?
36. Can batteries be put in my recycle bin?
37. Can clothing be put in my recycle bin?
38. How do I find out if something is recyclable?
39. How is compost picked up if we are going with an automated truck with arms?
40. What should I do with glass?
41. How do I get a move out quote?
42. Are Tetra Packs, used for protecting packages during shipping, recyclable through our Curbside Recycling Program?