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Posted on: September 3, 2015

[ARCHIVED] East Lansing, Lansing Enter into Municipal Recycling Agreement

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its Sept. 1 meeting, East Lansing City Council approved an intergovernmental Municipal Recycling Agreement with the City of Lansing which will bring the two community’s recycling operations closer together.

Under the agreement, the City of East Lansing will contract with Lansing for the use Lansing’s recycling transfer station, hauling operations and cooperative use of the Material Recycling Facility (MRF). The agreement is an important step toward improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of East Lansing’s recycling operations, while also creating greater regional cooperation.

“Recycling is on a roll in East Lansing and in our region,” said East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett. “This Municipal Recycling Agreement is an important part of East Lansing’s implementation of an improved single-stream curbside recycling collection program, but also an excellent illustration of meaningful regionalism in action. It’s another example of our communities and our region being stronger when we work together.”

“This is yet another example of the growing regional partnership between Lansing and East Lansing,” said Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. “It represents one more step toward bringing better public services to our residents at a lower cost by partnering on a regional basis to realize economies of scale. This agreement also puts us on a path toward even greater multijurisdictional recycling collaborations in the future.”

East Lansing to Roll out New Recycling Carts this Fall
The City of East Lansing will be rolling out new curbside recycling carts to East Lansing residents this fall. Carts will be rolled out the week of Sept. 28 and cart collection will begin in early October. The carts are being provided to residents at no cost thanks to a $125,000 grant from The Recycling Partnership and matching funds from the City of East Lansing. The cart system is a long-term solution for residents based in best practices. It will allow the City to collect an expanded list of recyclables at the curb. Community members can learn more at www.cityofeastlansing.com/recycle.

East Lansing’s new curbside recycling collection program will be facilitated by the first hydraulic hybrid recycling truck in Michigan. The fuel efficient, environmentally friendly vehicle is a product of the City’s Green Fleet Policy. The truck demonstrates the City’s commitment to actively reducing fuel consumption and emissions through fleet purchasing that considers alternative technologies.

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