Thursday, October 28, 2021

City officially reopens renovated solar-powered recycling center

Westland residents had something to celebrate last week with the official ribbon cutting at the renovated recycling center in the city.

The facility features a solar-powered compactor for single stream recycling and is a one-stop option for residents in condominiums and apartments who may not have access to the city curbside recycling program. Upgrades, funded by a $50,000 grant from the Environmental Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) included new pavement, new lighting, new signs, trees and landscaping.

The recycling center offers an option for residents to safety dispose of items not currently accepted in the curbside recycling program, including glass, batteries, scrap metals and automotive fluids. 

The Westland Recycling Center is located at 37137 Marquette Road in the city.