Recycling Ambassadors


Curbside Recycling Ambassadors are an integral part of helping support neighborhoods and community members in becoming leaders in sustainability!

About ambassadors

We work to help inform residents of this service, and provide education on what materials can be recycled and how the program works.


Detroit’s pilot curbside recycling program began in 2009. In 2015, it went city-wide as an opt in program. Because of this, not everyone who lives in the city is aware that they can start recycling at home.

Covid-19 Protocol

Generally, Recycling Ambassadors attend community meetings, events and workshops. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has ended our opportunities to engage with Detroiters at in-person events, we have shifted to a virtual platform to continue to support residents and their desire to begin recycling at home. When the time is right, we will be grateful to attend more events and see everyone face-to-face!