Community Presentations

Recycle Ann Arbor offers free presentations for community groups, apartment and condominium complexes and associations, businesses, campus co-ops, fraternity/sorority residences, and non-profit organizations within the City of Ann Arbor.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, call (734) 662-6288 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can also try to tailor presentations to meet the discussion needs of businesses and organizations.

Starting a Recycling Program

This presentation, primarily for businesses or housing complexes, teaches participants how to set up (or refine) a recycling program, including placing recycling carts (indoor/outdoor) to make recycling easy and convenient; how to select a recycling coordinator; and how to promote and encourage recycling. Also included is a thorough explanation of Ann Arbor’s recycling guidelines, as well as a question-and-answer session for all of your recycling questions.

Recycling 101

Ever wonder why plastic lids aren’t accepted in the recycling bin? Or where your recyclables go after they leave the curb? This presentation will uncover the mysteries of recycling guidelines, give participants a behind-the-scenes look at where recyclables go, and an understanding of the significant positive impact that recycling has on conserving resources and our environment.

The 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Want to learn what you can do to help the environment? Become a super-recycler, get toxics out of your home, make green purchasing decisions, and find out about easy ways to reduce waste and reuse items in your home and workplace.

Zero Waste 101

The phrase “zero waste” is becoming increasingly more common every day. But what does it really mean? Is a zero waste world really possible? Learn how to lead a zero-waste lifestyle and how to be a part of moving your community down the path toward zero waste.