Recycle Ann Arbor News

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Make Your Reusable Bags "Work" in Lucky's Market "Bags for Change" Program

We are part of Lucky’s Market “Bags for Change” for this quarter, September 2015-January 2016. We already know the environmental benefits of using reusable bags, but this program allows your bags to have more benefits.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

To Recycle or not Recycle Pizza Boxes? Cottage Inn & Recycle Ann Arbor Have the Answer

To recycle or not recycle pizza boxes? Many communities, including Ann Arbor, hear this question often. The answer is that the Ann Arbor community does accept pizza boxes in the curbside recycling cart- as long as a few simple steps are followed to reduce possible contamination.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

State of Michigan Department of Environmental Pollution Prevention Grants Awarded to Recycle Ann Arbor & Local Partners

This spring, the State of Michigan DEQ department put out a call for “pollution prevention” grant applications. Recycle Ann Arbor, in partnership with theWashtenaw County Office of the Water Resources CommissionerEcology Center, and WISD, were awarded two grants. Here’s a brief summary of the two grants received locally, of only 16 grants awarded statewide.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Drop-Off Station Announces Expanded Summer 2015 Service Day

The Drop-Off Station (DOS) will expand its operation days to also include Mondays, 8:30am-1:30pm. This additional operation day will begin on Monday, June 15th and go through Monday, August 31st to better accommodate our customers this summer.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The City of Ann Arbor Parks Recycling Program to Continue and Expand in 2015

Due to its success and overwhelming positive community feedback, the city of Ann Arbor parks recycling program will expand slightly to include twenty parks for 2015. In 2014, fourteen city parks were chosen to pilot, based on the frequency of park users and events, with special consideration for areas with team sports fields, such as baseball and soccer. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Latex Paint Recycling Program Launches at the Drop-Off Station (DOS)

Starting on Saturday, April 18th, the Drop-Off Station (DOS) located at 2950 E. Ellsworth Road, will accept latex paint for recycling. The cost to recycle latex paint is $2 per gallon can, and $10 per 5 gallon bucket.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Local Profile: "Zero Waste Warriors" -Delux Drapery

Delux Drapery, located at 2215 W. Stadium Blvd in Ann Arbor, is a family-owned business committed to recycling, reuse and community engagement. We were able to chat with them a bit about their efforts to move their company toward “zero waste.” Here is their story:

Monday, April 6, 2015

"Who Does What" in the Local Solid Waste Universe

Some recent news coverage on contractual and operational issues at the city of Ann Arbor owned materials recovery facility (MRF) created quite a bit of confusion among elected leaders, local media and citizens about who exactly is providing what solid waste services in Ann Arbor.  We understand the dynamics and structure can be confusing at times, so here's our attempt at setting the record straight...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Live Document Shredding Service to Resume at the Recovery Yard Location

The Recovery Yard (formerly known as “Calvert’s Roll-Off Containers”) location at 7891 Jackson Rd. will be once again offer a live secure document shredding service starting for the season on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 (9am-12pm).  In 2014, this service was able to divert 35,559 lbs of paper from the landfill.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Annual Passes On Sale for Drop-Off Station (Dec 9th)

Annual passes for Recycle Ann Arbor’s Drop-Off Station, located at 2950 E. Ellsworth (just west of Platt Rd)go on sale starting Tuesday, December 9th. Although not a new service, Recycle Ann Arbor feels it is important to remind the community of the many options available so they may pick the most cost-effective one for their needs.