Recycle Ann Arbor News

Monday, November 10, 2014

Support & Shop Local this Upcoming Holiday Season

Recycle Ann Arbor believes in supporting local businesses throughout the year- and the holidays should be no exception! With such a vibrant community of business owners, Ann Arbor has many options to keep your holiday shopping local.

While many will be shopping “big-box” stores this upcoming Friday, November 28th (“Black Friday”), we encourage you to shop local and second-hand at our ReUse Center. Make it a weekend to celebrate, shop, and support the local businesses in our town.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Celebrate "America Recycles Day" at the ReUse Center this Year

We will be celebrating “America Recycles Day” on Saturday, November 15th (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) at the ReUse Center located at 2420 S. Industrial Hwy. Ann Arbor, 48104.

This year, our focus will be on waste awareness and education to the Ann Arbor community. It’s a day to learn about your options for local recycling, reuse, and general waste reduction in your life- all while exploring what our ReUse Center has to offer.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Changes to ReUse Center Store Hours & Donation Days

Effective Sunday, December 7, 2014: Store Hours on Sundays will change to 11am-3pm. (Previously, Sunday hours were 10am-2pm). Monday-Saturday store hours will stay the same at 10am-5pm.

Effective the first week of December 2014: No donations will be accepted on Wednesdays. Donations will still be accepted on Mon, Tues, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (10am-4pm) and Sundays (11am-2pm).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Drop-Off Station (DOS) to Extend Monday Operation Days until September 29th

Due to positive customer feedback and use, the Drop-Off Station (DOS) located at 2950 E. Ellsworth Rd., will extend its Monday operation days through Mon, September 29th, 2014.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Recycling Introduced into 14 City Parks: Summer 2014

In many public spaces nationally, such as parks, there typically aren’t enough options to effectively recycle. Studies have shown that if recycling receptacles aren’t present, the majority of people won’t hold on to their plastic water bottle until they get home to recycle it- which leads to unnecessary items being land filled.

Recycling in the parks is just like recycling at your own home- glass, metal, plastic bottles & tubs (#1, #2, #4-7) and paper can all go into the single-stream sorting bins. As a reminder, no food waste, Styrofoam, plastic bags or dog waste should go into recycling bins though.

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Drop-Off Station (DOS) Service: Cooking Oil Collection

Starting on 07/08/14, the Drop-Off Station (DOS) located at 2950 E. Ellsworth Road, will accept plant-based cooking oil for recycling. Included with the $3 entry fee, customers can bring up to 5 gallons of cooking oil to the DOS. Customers with more than 5 gallons must pay an additional $0.25 per gallon for each gallon over 5 gallons.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Urbanwood Project to Host Sawmill Day on Sat, June 21st

The Urbanwood Project and Recycle Ann Arbor (RAA) are hosting their Fourth Annual Sawmill Day on Saturday, June 21, 2014 atRAA’s ReUse Center (2420 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Visitors to the event will have the chance to meet the sawyers, see a portable sawmill in action, and learn more about how discarded trees can become valuable products.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Drop-Off Station Expands Summer Hours

The Drop-Off Station (DOS) will expand its operation days to also be open on Mondays, 8:30am-1:30pm. This additional operation day will begin on Monday, June 9th and go through Monday, August 25th to better accommodate our customers this summer.

Friday, May 2, 2014

The 2014 "Recycled Runway" Winners Are..

Recycle Ann Arbor would like to thank all of the contestants who created and entered their costumes in the 2014 Earth Day “Recycled Runway” Competition. The purpose of the competition was to promote the use of recycled materials in creative and artistic ways, while raising environmental and waste awareness among the entrants and those who viewed the costumes. All costumers were to be made from only recyclable/reusable materials

Monday, March 31, 2014

Jackson Rd. Facility to Resume LIVE Document Shredding (April-Nov)

The Jackson Rd. Facility (formally Calvert’s Roll-Off Containers) at 7891 Jackson Rd. will be once again offering a live secure document shredding service starting for the season on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 (9am-12pm). In 2013, this service was able to divert 35,123 lbs of paper from the landfill.