ATTN: Our Drop-Off Station (DOS) will also be open for the Summer on Mondays, 8:30am-1:30pm. Summer Mondays are temporary and will end on 8/28.

LEED Certification Services

Gaining LEED Certification points for Waste and Recycling

Our Recovery Yard on Jackson Road accepts materials/waste for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design projects. We offer complete tracking and record keeping to demonstrate that a percentage of the waste materials from your project has been recycled.

What is LEED? 

LEED is the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings, with around 1.85 million square feet being certified daily. 

LEED works for all buildings at all stages of development. LEED certification points can be earned across several areas. 

Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED ratings: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. 

Waste and Recycling LEED Points 

Leed has five project types 

Each of these has points allocated for the recycling and handling of waste and recycling. 

How Recycle Ann Arbor Can Help?

For large projects, Recycle Ann Arbor can place a suitable range of containers on your site for you and to source separate some of your core materials. If space or the operational constraints of the site prevent multiple cans being used Recycle Ann Arbor Recovery Yard can provide you with a container for mixed waste. The Recovery Yard will sort the material for you and record the individual volumes of each recyclable material. You will be provided with a report that can be submitted to LEED. 

Smaller Projects

Even smaller contractors who haul their own material to us can have their loads analyzed and broken down to produce a LEED report for their clients. LEED provides an important verification process for Recycle Ann Arbor customers and residents and businesses in the Ann Arbor area. Local contractors are able to provide their clients with the reassurance that they have the highest environmental and waste management standards. 

Find Out More About LEED 

Our LEED advisors are on site from 9 am to 5 pm to advise you on the waste management fraction of your LEED project. Even if you project isn't LEED your container will still be sorted and numbers will be available upon request. 

Follow Zero Waste Hierarchy

Disposal to landfill is the last resort.