Review our calendar for Thanksgiving recycling delays and weekend hours. On Black Friday, the ReUse Center will have 50% off sales store-wide!

The chill of November often brings to mind the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and the end of the growing season in Michigan. In this month, food waste and fall leaves (yard waste) abound! It's important to remember that food waste and yard waste are different waste streams than recycling, and should be handled differently during disposal.  Why can’t I put food waste or yard waste into the recycling bin? Food waste and yard waste are considered organic material (not recyclable material) that can decompose in to nutrient-rich compost. Compostable items placed in the

A Fond Farewell to  After seven years, Becky Andrews left Recycle Ann Arbor (RAA) to start a new position as the Recycling Manager for Washtenaw Community College (WCC). Becky began at RAA as an office volunteer and moved into management positions at both the Drop-Off Station (DOS) and Recovery Yard. We will miss her passion, expertise, and most of all her... read more

In May 2015, Recycle Ann Arbor was awarded a $19,500 "pollution prevention" grant from the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to expand Zero Waste events throughout Washtenaw County. The grant partners were the Washtenaw County Office of the Water Resources Commissioner (Solid Waste Department) and Amcor Rigid Plastics. Zero Waste events work toward maximizing materials composted, recycled, or... read more

Spray paint is the medium, ‘There is no planet B’ is the message. In collaboration with the Neutral Zone, Recycle Ann Arbor has commissioned its second environmental art project at the ReUse Center. Casey Klobucar who led the 2016 Mural Project, returned to lead the 2017 project, this time with a friend and fellow student artist, Jakub Hann. Both Casey and... read more

On June 5th, after an 8-month-long bid process, the Ann Arbor City Council voted 11-0, unanimously approving a 1-to-2-year contract with Recycle Ann Arbor to process the City’s recyclables. After the Council vote, Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor declared, “I look forward to working with Recycle Ann Arbor and to making sure that we have a recycling program that will make... read more

Enter by July 7th.  Have you made an incredible family heirloom from wood purchased at the Urbanwood Marketplace? Do you take pride in your cabinet remodeling project and want to show off photos? Did you salvage a log from your yard tree removal and turn it into art? The Urbanwood Woodworker Showcase will be held this summer to show off works like yours... read more