Recycle Ann Arbor’s ReUse Center Turns 20

Celebrating 20 years of keeping reusable goods out of the landfill Recycle Ann Arbor’s ReUse Center first opened in 1996 as a grassroots effort to extend the lifecycle of perfectly good products being thrown away. Since then, the ReUse Center has successfully diverted hundreds of thousands of d... read more

Live Document Shredding Events Announced for 2016

Thinking about spring cleaning during tax season? Our Recovery Yard will be once again offering a live secure document shredding service starting for the season on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 (9am-12pm). In 2015, this service was able to divert 55,000 lbs of paper from the landfill. The live sh... read more

Make Your Reusable Bags “Work” in Lucky’s Market “Bags for Change” Program

We are part of Lucky’s Market “Bags for Change” for this quarter, September 2015-January 2016. We already know the environmental benefits of using reusable bags, but this program allows your bags to have more benefits: How can I participate? Use your reusable bags when shopping at the Ann Arb... read more

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and coast-to-coast community-driven awareness campaign dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. It has been held on – and in the weeks leading into – Nov. 15 since 1997. Recycling has deep roots in the Ann ... read more

Pollution Prevention Grants

This spring, the State of Michigan DEQ department put out a call for “pollution prevention” grant applications. Recycle Ann Arbor, in partnership with the Washtenaw County Office of the Water Resources Commissioner, Ecology Center, and WISD, were awarded two grants. Here’s a brief summary of t... read more

“Tidy Your Township” Campaign 2015

During winter 2015, Recycle Ann Arbor reached out to surrounding townships with one main goal - reduce the amount of illegal dumping in townships by ensuring that residents know where they can take frequently dumped items. Our research suggested that the following items are frequently dumped: Ti... read more