Break down and flatten cardboard boxes.
A note about pizza boxes: pizza boxes are often too greasy to recycle with other cardboard. If your pizza box is relatively clean, remove the liner (often the greasiest part) and flatten box for recycling in either curbside collection or drop off recycling. Read more about pizza box recycling. Pizza boxes can also be composted. Accepted at:
All recyclable items should be washed, rinsed, and clean of all particulates of food and any liquid residue before placing them into the curbside bin.
Remove caps and lids and discard into the trash.
Residential curbside carts must be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. of the collection day.
When first arriving on-site, stop at the gatehouse to have your materials assessed and pay the appropriate fee (if applicable).
The gatehouse staff will give you direction as to where your items should be placed.
Often you are required to visit several different areas and receptacles.
Unloading and loading assistance is often available. For a complete list of what is accepted, visit the Drop-Off About page.
Address: 2950 East Ellsworth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Hours: Summer Hours: Mon 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through August 26
Tues & Thurs: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed Sun, Mon, Wed, and Fri
Prior to unloading, report to the reception area in the office to receive directions and assistance.
Please check our Recovery Yard Drop Off Price list as applicable fees will apply.
No liquids, paints or varnishes, No toxics, No alkaline batteries, food waste, asbestos, soil, sand nor deceased pets, livestock or wildlife.
Address: 7891 Jackson Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Public drop-off hours: Mon–Fri: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. (gate closes at 3:45 p.m.)
Sat: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.