ATTN: Summer Mondays are back at our Drop-Off Station (DOS), 6/18-8/27. In addition to Tues, Thurs, and Sat, the DOS will be open on Mondays (8:30am-1:30pm) for this limited time. 

Our Work in the Community

We have deep roots in the Ann Arbor community having first begun collecting recyclables over 30 years ago in 1977. The early years were a true grassroots program: just a truck and some concerned Ann Arbor citizens with the initiative to make a difference. This is our community and we give back by the service we provide, the partnerships we create, and the programs we support.

Together we can make a difference.

Our Community Programs

Change Round-Up

Visit the ReUse Center to Donate. Each quarter we collect donations for a different charity. Currently, we are collecting donations for the A Brighter Way. 

A Brighter Way reduces recidivism and heals communities by providing mentoring and building vital social support networks for people returning from jails and prisons to Washtenaw County. Through one-on-one relationships, group mentoring, and connection to critical resources, we help people to define and achieve their goals to find a successful life on the outside. Now recruiting volunteers!

original ABW Logo 2016 Sep 9

Past Recipients of Change Round-Up


Recycle Ann Arbor in the News


Issues of the Environment: Tips For Reducing Holiday Waste, Radio: WEMU 89.1

Ann Arbor, MI Weighs Proposals From 3 Companies to Operate MRF, Online News: WasteDive

Holiday Recycling & ReUse Video Guide with Environmental Elf. TV: Ann Arbor's Community Television Network (CTN)

Recyclers Are Ready to Dispose of Campaign Yard Signs. Online News: WasteDive

Recycling Rift: the Bitter Break-Up at the MRF. Print News: Ann Arbor Observer

Issues of the Environment: Recycling Improving in Washtenaw County Schools. Radio: WEMU 89.1

The State Wants Your Ideas: How Can We Change Our Trash-Tossing Ways? Radio: Michigan Radio NPR Stateside

Pilot Program in Dearborn Public Schools Focuses on Community Recycling Improvement. Online News: Press & Guide Southgate, MI

Recycle Ann Arbor ReUse Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary. Online News: MLive, Ann Arbor News


Ann Arbor, MI., City Council Votes 10-1 to negotiate interim contract with Recycle Ann Arbor