Recycling

DELTA TOWNSHIP RECYCLING CENTER

5717 Millett Hwy.
Lansing, MI 48917
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December 2014 Recycling Newsletter

November 2014 Recycling Newsletter

Summer Hours (April – October)

Tuesdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesdays from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter Hours (November – March)

Tuesdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesdays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 ** The Recycling Center will be closed on the following days:

2014:  December 24 and December 31, 2014.

2015: May 23, July 4, September 5, November 28, and December 26.

Directions to the Delta Township Recycling Center:

If you are traveling to the facility from Saginaw Highway, go south on Elmwood Road (by Meijer); Elmwood Road will change its name to Snow Road by the Waverly High School. Continue south past Mt. Hope Highway. Turn right on Pearson Highway; turn left on Sanders Road. Sanders Road ends at Millett Highway where the Recycling Center is located.

If you are traveling to the facility from Waverly Road, travel south on Waverly Road until reaching Lansing Road. Travel west on Lansing Road until reaching Millett Highway. The Recycling Center is located just across the railroad tracks on the south side of Millett Highway.

PLEASE NOTE:  Millett Highway does not travel between Creyts Road and Sanders Road due to the Meijer Distribution Center. You must enter the recycling center either from Snow Road or Old Lansing Road.

DE-LEAFING PROGRAM – WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY ONLY! De-Leafing is a program designated for Delta Township residents to dispose of their yard waste free of charge. The de-leafing program will begin on Saturday, October 17 and end on Saturday, December 5, 2014, only on Wednesdays, from 12–6 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. After the conclusion of the 2015 De-Leafing Program on December 5, yard waste will not be accepted again until spring of 2016. Delta Township residents must provide a photo I.D. and voter I.D. card, property tax notice or a township water/sewer bill to participate in the De-Leafing program.

PLEASE NOTE:  On Tuesdays during the de-leafing program, the recycling center will be open for regular recycling, but yard waste will not be accepted. The recycling center also closes at 6 p.m., on Wednesdays, starting in November for winter hours.

REMINDER:  Paper bags, cardboard boxes, or plastic tubs may be used.  NO PLASTIC BAGS! Tree limbs must not exceed four feet in length, or four inches in diameter. For a listing of acceptable materials taken at the Recycling Center see “Items Accepted at the Recycling Center” to the right on this page.

LEFTOVER PAINT:  Follow the “3 R’s… Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  Follow five steps below to improve the environment regarding paint supply.  1.  Buy the correct amount of paint for your project.  2.  Store paint properly to keep fresh.  3.  Use up leftover paint.  4.  Reuse or Recycle and 5.  Dispose of paint properly.  If you are looking to recycle your unused paint contact a local theater organization, church or Habitat for Humanity these types of organizations are always looking for donations.

For more information on programs, or for any other questions pertaining to recycling, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 323.8500.

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING:  Delta Township residents may dispose of their natural Christmas trees December 26 through January 31 at the Parks and Recreation Maintenance Building, which is located on Administration Drive. Please remove any Christmas lights, wires, string, and ornaments from the tree. If transporting the tree in a bag, please remove the tree from the bag before dropping it off. The tree will be chipped and used for various landscape projects around the township.

EARTH911.COM: Earth911 is a one-stop website for information about reducing your impact, reusing and recycling. The website has a database for the web user to locate recycling centers in their hometown area by zip code, and article to recycle such as electronics or plastics. This website has useful information and articles for the recycler in your household. Visit this website for more information www.earth911.com.

WHAT TO DO WITH A WORN AMERICAN FLAG:  We all know that an American flag should be retired with dignity, but what should we do with one that has been tattered by the wind over time.  Many of us know not to dispose of worn flags in the trash, so let them reside in the garage with intentions to ‘properly’ handle them later.  Boy Scout Troop 111 has relocated their flag collection container to the Delta Township Recycling Center to provide a solution for you and handle proper retirement of all American flags.

The kiosk was originally constructed as part of Leonard Robitaille’s Eagle Project several years ago.  Leonard, though autistic, put a lot of work into its construction with the help of many scouts and adults from his Troop.  Congressman Mike Rogers and other dignitaries participated in the original dedication at the car wash on Elmwood.  It has been at several Delta Township locations, but now resides in a logical location with access to all.

All you have to do is drop the flag in the slot on the side, and the Scouts from Troop 111 will ensure it is included in one of their formal flag retirement ceremonies.  Many of the flags are retired during their week as the Governor’s Honor Guard each summer at Mackinac Island.  Their most recent ceremony was held on Veteran’s Day with over 100 flags retired with proper dignity.

Troop 111 has served the Delta/Waverly area for over 50 years and meets Monday evenings at 6:30 at Elmwood School if you are interested in more information.  Their selection as one of the Governor’s Honor Guard Troops goes back over 40 years.

For more information on programs, or for any other questions pertaining to recycling, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 323-8500.

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