Surprise! “Pop-up” Live Document Shredding Event at the Recovery Yard on Sat, Feb 3rd (9:30am-12pm). Full info here.

Recycle Ann Arbor’s Zero Waste Special Event program has grown significantly since 2012 and the interest in the community has also grown. In 2015, we further expanded our reach by partnering with the Washtenaw County Office of the Water Resources Commissioner (Solid Waste Department) to develop Zero Waste Washtenaw. In 2017, we were able to host 26 Zero Waste events and reach 40,934 attendees. Building on this success, Recycle Ann Arbor was recently awarded a Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Grant that will fund additional recycling bins to

Winter is coming... and we know that while you may be planning to spend some extra time indoors, you will still need to venture to the curb to set out your solid waste carts. Here are some tips to ensure that your recycling still gets picked up during inclement weather. These tips apply to residential and commercial solid waste areas.  1. All carts... read more

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle this Holiday Season  Batteries - Rechargeable: Unusable rechargeable batteries & button batteries can be taken to the Drop-Off Station or to the Recovery Yard.  Bubble Wrap: Save quality bubble wrap to be reused. If the wrap cannot be reused it should be taken to the Drop-Off Station.  Electronics: Many replaced, working electronics... read more

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... read more

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