Moving home can result in excessive waste being produced in the form of packaging materials and discarded items. To combat this Recycle Ann Arbor produced the Green Your Move Brochure.
Not only can the drop off station assist customers with the responsible recycling and reuse of unwanted items, we seek to reuse moving and packaging materials.
The Drop-Off Station offers a range of low-cost packaging materials to customers. Recycle Ann Arbor prioritize reuse above recycling as the best environmental option for many products, and as such tries to ensure items that can be reused are.
Packing materials available for pick up include:
- Moving Boxes
- Bubble Wrap
- Packing Peanuts
Supplies of these materials are often limited, please call for current availability and pricing.
Compost, Woodchip, and Mulch
The Drop-Off Station sells compost, woodchip, and mulch by the bushel or the cubic yard. One bushel is equivalent to 9.3 gallons. Customers who require a staff member to load their product for them are subject to a loading fee. Prices are available on our current price list here.
Customers coming onsite just to purchase compost products do not pay the $3 entry fee. Delivery of compost, woodchip and mulch is available for a fee, see our price list here.
All purchases are subject to Michigan Sales Tax.
Secure Destruction Services
Recycle Ann Arbor offers the secure destruction of documentation and hard drives at the Drop-Off Station. For a fee, customers can receive written confirmation from the recycler that their items have been destroyed. The service uses lock boxes located at the Drop-Off Station, the items are shredded offsite. Details of the fees are available on the Drop-Off Station Price List.
Document Shredding Service
- Charges for this service are levied by the grocery bag or banker box.
- The $3 entry fee is also payable.
- A certificate of destruction is available, by request, from Recycle Ann Arbor's main office.
- For ease of service, the papers should be stacked flat, not torn or wadded up.
- Customers are required to stay on site until all their documents are placed securely in the locked box.
Hard Drive Shredding Service
- There is an additional fee if an RAA staff member has to remove the hard drive for the CPU or Laptop.
- The customer is required to fill in paperwork on site recording the serial number of the hard drive.
- A valid email address must be provided by the customer to ensure the certificate of destruction is received.
- The customer must not leave the site until all the information is recorded and they have witnessed the hard drive being placed in the lock box.