ATTN: No Curbside Recycling collection will occur on Mon, May 28. Instead, collections will occur Tues-Sat that week only. Review our calendar for Memorial Day weekend division closures.

Some of the items we purchase are unfortunately destined for the landfill simply because there is no ability or option to recycle, reuse, or repurpose that item for various reasons- often due to what material(s) it is made from. Practicing a lifestyle in which you put “reduction” first will allow you to minimize the items you have to worry about disposing of in the first place! A good waste mantra to follow is “when in doubt, throw it out.” If you don’t believe it’s recyclable based on the Ann Arbor

A grateful farewell to CEO Kirk Lignell and “welcome back” to interim CEO Bryan Weinert After six years at the helm, Recycle Ann Arbor CEO Kirk Lignell will be stepping down from his position in April. We are sad to see Lignell go but wish him well in his new pursuits with a fast-growing Dexter-based company, Valicor. Lignell... read more

Keep that old furniture out of the landfill AND the curbside bin.  There are plenty of reasons why you might need to dispose of or replace furniture: moving out of Ann Arbor, upgrading your existing furniture choices, or replacing broken pieces that just can’t be repaired. In the City of Ann Arbor, furniture cannot be placed on the curbside or in apartment... read more

  Family owned and operated Nie Funeral Homes has taken their commitment to caring for the community to a new level by considering the environmental impact of their day-to-day operations. After taking an environmental science class at Washtenaw Community College last semester, Jake Nie, son of owner Dutch Nie, developed a newfound ambition to make environmentally sustainable choices in not... read more

From April 14th through November 10th 2018, Live Document Shredding service will be offered at the Recovery Yard at 7891 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI. On the second Saturday of each month through November from 9 am to 12 pm, you can bring important documents and have them disposed of securely. In 2017, we were able to divert over 48,000 lbs... read more

Spring cleaning is almost here, which often means cleaning out your closet and discarding older items of clothing. Additionally, tired textiles you might want to purge include things like towels, bedding, and curtains. There’s no reason these items have to go into the landfill, but they also should not go into the curbside recycling bin. Here in Ann Arbor, there... read more