Contribute in the fight to TRASH Cancer!

Over 150,000 women will learn they have breast cancer in 2011. An estimated 40,000 women will die from the disease.

In an effort to raise awareness and raise money in the fight against breast cancer, Duncan Disposal is proud to offer the 'Cart for the Cure'.

- $5.00 per month will be added to your bill, this full amount will be contributed to a cancer charity you choose.

- you will receive a replacement 96 gallon trash cart, bright pink in color, emblazoned with an awareness ribbon

- one year commitment is required, for a total of a $60 contribution

Press Release

SOUTH LYON, Mich., June 1, 2010 – Duncan Disposal Systems announced today the launch of its “Cart for the Cure” program which supports the efforts of awareness, prevention and the cure of Breast Cancer.

Customers will have the option to exchange their standard green trash carts, typically supplied by Duncan Disposal, for a specially produced bright pink colored waste and recycling cart displaying the breast cancer awareness ribbon and made from recycled plastic. Special pricing will allow Duncan Disposal customers to contribute part of their monthly trash fee to Breast Cancer Awareness charities enabling households and businesses companywide to make an significant and visible demonstration of their support for the fight against breast cancer.

“We are excited to join in with the fight against breast cancer and believe this pink cark initiative has the opportunity to allow the curbsides of our communities to promote the message that breast cancer doesn’t always mean an end, it can be the beginning of learning how to fight, getting the facts, and finding hope,” said Tom Duncan, President of Duncan Disposal Systems. “This program continues to reflect Duncan Disposal’s longstanding dedication to making a positive social and environmental impact while providing an innovative way to get involved in raising awareness about a disease that continues to effect women’s health nation-wide.”

Duncan Disposal’s pink waste cart displays the powerful pink ribbon symbol to honor breast cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease and support the advancement in the ongoing battle against breast cancer. In 2009, more than 154,000 women learned they have breast cancer, and more than 40,000 died from the disease, making the chance of dying from breast cancer 1 in 35.

Customers of Duncan Disposal who request “The Cart for the Cure” will voluntarily contribute an additional $5.00 to their monthly rate, which will be directly forwarded to the American Cancer Society or other breast cancer foundations in the name of the customer making the contribution. There will be a required minimum 1 year commitment to participate in the awareness program by the customer requesting “The Cart for the Cure”.

Duncan Disposal is making this feature available to all single family residents which it serves on an individual subscription basis. It is also available to residents serviced under its South Lyon and Walled Lake city contracts. Customers within those cities must pay an additional cart charge of $3.00 per month since their service does not normally include a cart.

Through this effort, Duncan Disposal seeks to promote top of mind awareness of those stricken with breast cancer and to encourage the development of all necessary resources for the research, treatment and cure of the disease. Current and new customers may contact Duncan Disposal at (248) 437-8600 to order a cart or sign up for service or visit Duncan Disposal’s website at for more information

About Duncan Disposal Systems

Duncan Disposal Systems has been a family owned Refuse and Recycling hauler for over 35 years. A Michigan-based company, Duncan conducts business in the Oakland/Livingston and the Grand Rapids metro areas. It is dedicated to providing customer service and satisfaction beyond that typically found in the waste hauling industry. Duncan Disposal has been an area leader in recycling efforts since 1984. For more information, please visit