Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART)

Sign up for CART pickup

Want to sign up for Capital Area Recycling and Trash pickup? It's easy. CART offers convenient trash, recycling and yard waste pick up in the City of Lansing.
*ATTENTION: To receive trash, recycling and yard waste collection reminders, sign-up here through our new app, Recycle Coach. The app can also be downloaded for free on your smartphone.
Lansing Living - A City of Lansing publication combining the Lansing Parks and Recreation Activities Guide, the Capital Area Recycling and Trash (CART) Greensheet, as well as other important information and event details. A new issue of Lansing Living will be released three times per year.

Recycling Collection Day Schedule


Convenient “single stream” recycling means no sorting. Service is available to single family households in the City of Lansing. Commercial recycling service is available to businesses in Lansing.
A large white truck collecting curbside recycling.


Household trash collection options include: convenient, heavy duty roll out trash carts, blue city trash bags, bulk item collection for items over 30 pounds and/or longer than four feet, such as appliances and furniture.
Blue trash carts lined up at the curb.

Yard Waste

Curbside collection is available for leaves, grass clippings, tree trimmings and other organic yard waste materials. Items are picked up weekly on a seasonal basis between April and November.
A man loading bags onto a large orange CART truck.