Thursday, May 13, 2021

Westland officials plan recycling center upgrade

Westland officials help break ground
for updates to the city recycling center. 
Earth Day in Westland included the announcement from Mayor William R. Wild for planned updates to at the city Recycling Center, located at 37137 Marquette. 

Last October, Westland was awarded a $50,000 grant from The Environmental Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) to improve the city Recycling Center site. That funding will be used for site grading and resurfacing at the facility, making it easier for residents to drop off materials at the center. Also included in the project are new directional signs, lighting and landscaping. Work is slated to begin in late spring.

The Westland Recycling Center features a solar powered compactor for single stream recycling and provides a one stop option for residents in condominiums and apartments who do not have access to the city curbside recycling program. Additionally, the municipal recycling center provides an option for all residents to drop off items that are not currently accepted at the curb, including glass, batteries, scrap metals and automotive fluids.