Recycle Ann Arbor Says Farewell to Christine Chessler-Stull and Welcomes Angela Porta

A Fond Farewell to Christine After five and a half years as Recycle Ann Arbor's Outreach & Zero Waste Coordinator, Christine Chessler-Stull has left to start a new position as Volunteer Coordinator for the University of Michigan's Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichol's Arboretum. She wil... read more

Recycle Ann Arbor Announces Hiring of Nationally Prominent Recycling Industry Leader as New CEO

Recycle Ann Arbor is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Ukena as its Chief Executive Officer. Ukena has deep roots in the recycling industry, dating back to the late 1980s. Ukena began his recycling career in Arkansas, helping establish the state’s first recycling program in the City of ... read more

Changing of the Guard at Recycle Ann Arbor

A grateful farewell to CEO Kirk Lignell and “welcome back” to interim CEO Bryan Weinert After six years at the helm, Recycle Ann Arbor CEO Kirk Lignell will be stepping down from his position in April. We are sad to see Lignell go but wish him well in his new pursuits with a fast-growing Dexter-... read more

Art with an Important Message at the ReUse Center

Spray paint is the medium, ‘There is no planet B’ is the message. In collaboration with the Neutral Zone, Recycle Ann Arbor has commissioned its second environmental art project at the ReUse Center. Casey Klobucar who led the 2016 Mural Project, returned to lead the 2017 project... read more

Winter Holiday Reuse & Recycling Guide 2016

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle this Holiday Season  Batteries - Rechargeable: Unusable rechargeable batteries & button batteries can be taken to the Drop-Off Station or to the Recovery Yard.  Bubble Wrap: Save quality bubble wrap to be reused. If the wra... read more

Recycle Ann Arbor Website Wins Design Award

We are pleased to announce that our new website, has won a web design award for Best Environmental Website.  Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition is judged by a panel of judges from around the world and includes 96 ind... read more

The ReUse Center Gets Graffitied, in a Good Way with a Good Message

Next time you visit the ReUse Center, check out the new urban art mural to the right of the entrance. Insider tip: It makes a great selfie backdrop. Collaborating with the Neutral Zone, Recycle Ann Arbor recruited local student artists for a recycling-themed mural on the exterior on the ReUse Cen... read more

Recycle Ann Arbor Teams Up to Bring Recycling to Ann Arbor Tennis Courts

A new recycling program administered by Recycle Ann Arbor in collaboration with GIVE365, Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation and the Adopt-A-Park Program  launched this week. Tennis players will now be able to recycle their tennis ball, courtside. New green collection bins desi... read more

It's Business as Usual at Recycle Ann Arbor

On Thursday, July 7th at the Ann Arbor City Council meeting, the Ann Arbor City Council made a big announcement. Effective almost immediately, they terminated their 26-year long contract with ReCommunity to manage the Ann Arbor Material Recovery facility off Platt Rd. ReCommunity is a for-profit bus... read more

Recycle Ann Arbor Gets a Fresh Face

Recycle Ann Arbor has had the same look, logo, and name for over 30 years. As we grow, we continue to update and improve our programs. We decided  it was also time to update our look and logo.  Earlier this year we introduced an updated version of ourselves: new colors, logos, prim... read more

Zero Waste Washtenaw Program Update

In spring of 2015, Recycle Ann Arbor was awarded a grant for $19,500 by the State of Michigan Departement of Environmental Quality to focus on expanding the Zero Waste Special Events program.  This program is now known as "Zero Waste Washtenaw", which is a partnership between Recy... read more

A Delicious Pairing: Cottage Inn Pizza & Recycle Ann Arbor

In fall 2015, we began a partnership with Cottage Inn Pizza to educate the student community about recycling pizza boxes. This campaign was a great way to get the message about “recycling right” delivered into their hands. Many communities, including Ann Arbor, hear this question oft... read more

The Drop-Off Station & ReUse Center Expand Their Monday Hours to Better Serve the Community

On June 13th, the Drop-Off Station expanded its operation days to also include Mondays, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. This additional operation day will go through Monday, August 29th to better accommodate our customers this summer. The Drop-Off Station is also still open Tuesdays & Thursdays... read more

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

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