In 2011, the City was awarded a $25,000 grant from the State to assist with implementing a recycling program. A recycling fee of $1.00 was added to city utility bills in 2010 to help cover the purchase of recycling containers.
As the Recycling Program grows, curbside collections may become
available in the future.
Establishment of a recycling program has been identified in public
surveys as a priority among Sturgis residents.
Recycling bins are available for collecting plastic, glass, newsprint and
other recyclable materials. See below for a list of items acceptable for recycling.
All recycling collection bins are located south of Exit 32 on the northwest corner of the intersection of Dickson Drive and Junction Avenue.
The following items are accepted at the Recycling Trailers:
ALUMINUM such as beverage cans, aluminum bottles, hairspray cans & shaving cream cans
STEEL & TIN such as vegetable cans, soup cans, food cans, coffee cans & empty aerosol cans
GLASS such as bottles, jars & jugs (please remove lids)
PLASTICS such as food containers, milk jugs, hair care bottles, soda bottles, bowls & tubs (marked with recycling triangle)
CARDBOARD - Only brown, corrugated cardboard boxes, like Amazon boxes. No cardboard with printing, such as soda or cereal boxes.
Note: please break down cardboard boxes and place them inside the fenced area. View the Rules of Recycling poster for more examples.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS:
NO PLASTIC GROCERY SACKS OR GARBAGE BAGS - PLEASE EMPTY RECYCLABLES DIRECTLY INTO BINS
NO WET-STRENGTH PAPERBOARD (FROZEN FOOD BOXES, SODA CAN BOXES, CEREAL BOXES, ETC)
NO PHONE BOOKS
NO PANE GLASS
NO PIZZA BOXES
NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE - VIOLATORS WILL BE FINED
NO PLASTIC OR STYROFOAM PACKING MATERIAL
SEASONAL COLLECTION: For a limited time each year, Christmas tree collection sites are set up at the Recycling Lot as well as the lot near the Sturgis Fire/Ambulance Station.
Please remove all decorations prior to dropping off.