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. 

By Dan Ezekiel, one of the founders of Recycle Ann Arbor in the early 1970s  article first published by the Ecology Center in 2003  In the spring of 1978, I attended a meeting to organize leafletting for the first pickup by Recycle Ann Arbor, a new organization loosely modeled on EcoCycle, a non-profit recycling collection service in Boulder, Colorado. Recycle Ann Arbor was the brainchild of my friend Jonathan Dreyfuss, whom I had met when we were both sixth graders

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? None, because the woodchuck knows that wood doesn’t belong in the curbside recycling bin! Although wood is a natural resource, it has no place in a curbside single-stream recycling system. When properly disposed of, wood can be recycled into products commonly used in gardens and outdoor spaces. Additionally,... read more

Some of the items we purchase are unfortunately destined for the landfill simply because there is no ability or option to recycle, reuse, or repurpose that item for various reasons- often due to what material(s) it is made from. Practicing a lifestyle in which you put “reduction” first will allow you to minimize the items you have to worry about... read more

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-based company, Valicor. Lignell... read more

Keep that old furniture out of the landfill AND the curbside bin.  There are plenty of reasons why you might need to dispose of or replace furniture: moving out of Ann Arbor, upgrading your existing furniture choices, or replacing broken pieces that just can’t be repaired. In the City of Ann Arbor, furniture cannot be placed on the curbside or in apartment... read more

  Family owned and operated Nie Funeral Homes has taken their commitment to caring for the community to a new level by considering the environmental impact of their day-to-day operations. After taking an environmental science class at Washtenaw Community College last semester, Jake Nie, son of owner Dutch Nie, developed a newfound ambition to make environmentally sustainable choices in not... read more