According to the Lansing State Journal:

The newspapers, water bottles and detergent jugs you place at the curb will stay closer to home, thanks to a new recycling center on South Pennsylvania.

Here's what I'm getting out of the new recycling rules, smaller plastic cups and bottles are fine, but the bigger and larger plastics are not okay.

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Lansing State Journal adds:

The cities of Lansing and East Lansing have agreed to partner with Emterra Environmental, a Flint-based recycling company, to process recyclable material generated by residents.

I think what this all boils down to is a way to save money on transportation costs.  If you break it down monthly, the cost of hauling recycled items can add up to thousands of dollars.

When my wife and I recycle, we throw out the usual stuff like glass bottles and jars, rigid plastic products, newspapers, magazines, along with other items.

Lansing State Journal also tells us:

Michigan's recycling overhaul could be big business.  Just separate out those plastics.  The agreement is designed to save the cities on transportation costs.  Previously, they paid a company to truck the material to the Detroit area, which cost $785 per trip.  They had to send a truck 25 times a month, which adds up to almost $20,000 a month.

Now that we have a new recycling center on South Pennsylvania in Lansing, the most important rule to remember is to not recycle any bulky rigid plastic of any kind.  All the small stuff like paper cups, newspapers, tin cans, magazines, and other items are fine.

For a complete list of things you can and cannot recycle at the new recycling center, the Lansing State Journal has you covered.

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