Recycle Ann Arbor Wins Environmental Excellence Award

We were honored to receive the 2016 Waste Reduction and Recycling Award this past April.  Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner Evan Pratt wrote–"In making a commitment to fulfill the requirements of the Waste Knot program, Recycle Ann Arbor has demonstrated a desire to pr... 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

Zero Waste Detroit

Zero Waste Detroit (ZWD) is a collaborative of over twenty community, environmental and environmental justice organizations in the City of Detroit that has been in existence since 2007.  ZWD's goal is to move the City of Detroit to a solid waste management system that captures the value of the wast... read more

2015/16 Budget Amendment

Ann Arbor City Council 2015/16 Ann Arbor Budget AmendmentSponsors: GRAND, KRAPOHL AND WESTPHALApproved Unanimously on Voice Vote MAY 18, 2015 CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE ORGANICS MANAGEMENT PLAN Whereas, There is a strong ethic of conservation and environmental stewardship among the residents of Ann A... 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

Drop-Off Station (DOS) Announces Expanded Summer 2015 Service Day

The Drop-Off Station (DOS) will expand its operation days to also include Mondays, 8:30am-1:30pm. This additional operation day will begin on Monday, June 15th and go through Monday, August 31st to better accommodate our customers this summer. During 2014 on-site surveys, customers specified that M... read more

The City of Ann Arbor Parks Recycling Program to Continue and Expand in 2015

Due to its success and overwhelming positive community feedback, the city of Ann Arbor parks recycling program will expand slightly to include twenty parks for 2015. In 2014, fourteen city parks were chosen to pilot, based on the frequency of park users and events, with special consideration for are... read more

Latex Paint Recycling Program Launches at the Drop-Off Station (DOS)

Starting on Saturday, April 18th, the Drop-Off Station (DOS) located at 2950 E. Ellsworth Road, will accept latex paint for recycling. The DOS constantly strives to expand the recycling services it offers to customers - specifically trying to implement those services that customers ask for. Customer... read more

Live Document Shredding Service to Resume for 2015 at Recycle Ann Arbor’s Recovery Yard Location

The Recovery Yard (formerly known as “Calvert’s Roll-Off Containers”) location at 7891 Jackson Rd. will be once again offering a live secure document shredding service starting for the season on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 (9am-12pm). In 2014, this service was able to divert 35,559 lbs of paper... read more