Are you thinking of moving to Michigan and want a family friendly, safe, and environmentally conscious place for your family to live? South Lyon, Michigan is a great place to start looking. This town is located in Oakland County just north of Ann Arbor and is a small, close-knit community with a population of just under 12,000 people. According to The United States Census Bureau, over 25% of the population is families with children under the age of 18. If you are looking for a place to live that has a large number of other families, this may be the perfect place for you.

Not only is South Lyon a family centered community, it is a safe place too. In 2012, South Lyon was named the third safest city to live in all of Michigan by Movoto, and it is considered number 7 of the safest places to live in all of Michigan according to Safewise. While the town is a family friendly and safe place to live, it is also an environmentally conscious community. They have just started a new recycling program called Simple Recycling.

Simple Recycling Clothing/Household Goods

The community of South Lyon is concerned about the environment and wants to make it as easy as possible for their residents to help keep items out of landfills. According to Simple Recycling, 14.3 million tons of clothing fills our landfills each year, and another 85% of all clothing ends up in landfills with only 15% getting recycled.

South Lyon wants to help fight this problem by using Simple Recycling. The residents of South Lyon can now recycle unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories, and other household items like kitchenware, tools, toys, and books. The best part is that this service is a free residential curbside pickup on the same day as the weekly trash and recycling service.

As a resident, if you want to jump on board and receive this amazing benefit, you can pick up green plastic bags and labels at the South Lyon City Hall located at 335 S. Warren, South Lyon, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. To start, pick up your first bag and you are set to go. Fill the bag and leave it at your curb. The driver of Simple Recycling will pick it up, and leave another bag in its place to use the next time.

You can keep your green bag/or tagged items separate from the regular recycling and trash containers. This helps the drivers to spot the difference from your other recycling items. Simple Recycling will collect the bags and recycle the items for reuse.  

To find out more about this program, please see Simple Recycling.

Take Away

South Lyon, Michigan is a great small community that has proven that it is a safe, family friendly place to live. It is also a community that is making huge steps to help their residents be environmentally savvy by making it as easy as possible to keep items out of the landfills.

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