Winter Recycling Service Readiness 2018

Winter is on its way 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 dumpsters and carts must be clear of ice and snow.
  2. All solid waste container locations must be shoveled, cleared of snow and ice, and salt/dirt mix used to ensure safe accessibility for all service trucks and workers in order for them to service your recycling and trash containers, whether it be dumpsters or carts. Please note that unserviced areas could result in a City Community Standards violation and fine.
  3. Please remove carts from streets, driveways, and parking lots in order that they can be plowed.
  4. Be sure that the lid to your dumpster or cart remains closed at all times. This will help prevent material from freezing inside carts. Containers cannot be serviced if they exceed the truck’s arm “weight capacity”.
  5. Refrain from placing bagged or flattened materials in front of, next to, or on top of all solid waste containers. Service providers will not be able to access and service your solid waste containers.
  1. All curbside solid waste carts should be:

Please be aware of the following dates that there will not be service:

We appreciate your extra attention to your curbside recyclables during winter and your dedication to reducing the amount of waste headed to the landfill. Keep in mind that both Recycle Ann Arbor’s Drop Off Station and the Recovery Yard accept a broader list of materials for drop off recycling. For a complete list of materials accepted at each location along with hours of operation check out the handy A-Z Recycling Guide.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding your recycling cart service please contact us at 734-662-6288 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have questions or concerns regarding your recycling/trash dumpsters, trash or compost cart collection, please contact the City of Ann Arbor at 734-994-2807 or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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