Recycle Ann Arbor News

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.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Earth Day Competition 2014: "Recycled Runway"

Recycle Ann Arbor, in partnership with the Ann Arbor Art Center and Earth Day Festival, will be hosting the 2014 Earth Day Competition: “Recycled Runway” in celebration of Earth Day.

The competition seeks to promote the use of recycled material in creative and artistic ways, while raising environmental and waste awareness among the entrants and those who view the costumes.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Free* Document Destruction Day at the DOS

On Thursday, January 30th 2014 Recycle Ann Arbor, in conjunction with NPR Recyclers, will be hosting a FREE* secure document destruction day (while lockbox capacity allows) during regular business hours, 8:30am-6:30pm.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Customer Satisfaction Survey 2014

Recycle Ann Arbor takes customer service very seriously and we always strive to improve our services. With that, we feel that the best way to continue to succeed is to get feedback from our customer base.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Winter Holiday ReUse & Recycling Guide 2013

Even if we are “waste aware” this holiday season, there will inevitably still be some items to dispose of such as gift wrapping paper or old electronics.There are many local options to dispose of these materials (and much more!) once the holidays are over. Recycle Ann Arbor has put together a holiday guide to answer all your local questions regarding reuse and recycling during the holiday season