In May 2015, Recycle Ann Arbor was awarded a $19,500 "pollution prevention" grant from the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to expand Zero Waste events throughout Washtenaw County. The grant partners were the Washtenaw County Office of the Water Resources Commissioner (Solid Waste Department) and Amcor Rigid Plastics. Zero Waste events work toward maximizing materials composted, recycled, or reused while minimizing the overall trash (to landfill) produced. The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) qualifies "reaching zero waste" as achieving a diversion rate of 90% or greater. Though a

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, this time with a friend and fellow student artist, Jakub Hann. Both Casey and... read more

On June 5th, after an 8-month-long bid process, the Ann Arbor City Council voted 11-0, unanimously approving a 1-to-2-year contract with Recycle Ann Arbor to process the City’s recyclables. After the Council vote, Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor declared, “I look forward to working with Recycle Ann Arbor and to making sure that we have a recycling program that will make... read more

Enter by July 7th.  Have you made an incredible family heirloom from wood purchased at the Urbanwood Marketplace? Do you take pride in your cabinet remodeling project and want to show off photos? Did you salvage a log from your yard tree removal and turn it into art? The Urbanwood Woodworker Showcase will be held this summer to show off works like yours... read more

The public comment period for the draft Washtenaw County Solid Waste Plan amendment officially began Friday, April 21, 2017, and will proceed for at least 90 days. The draft Plan is available online at To help facilitate the public comment period, there are two informational meetings and one public hearing scheduled. Any person having an interest in the future... read more

From now through November 2017, Live Document Shredding service will be offered at the Recovery Yard at 7891 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI. On the second Saturday of each month through Nov. 2017 from 9 am to 12 pm, you can bring important documents and have them disposed of securely. In 2016, we were able to divert over 55,000 lbs of... read more