Up to 20lbs of metal is accepted in curbside recycling bins, and anything heavier than that is accepted at the Drop-Off Station and Recovery Yard.
Please do not put metal items smaller than your fist in the curbside recycling bin, especially sharp metal objects like nails and screws. Metal comes in many shapes, sizes, and types. Consider grouping large items together, so you can take them to the Drop-Off Station or Recovery Yard in one trip.
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If the metal you are looking to recycle is still usable, it is possible to use the scraps to make art, or repurpose things for different uses.
Do any other places accept scrap metal?
GLR Advanced Recycling.
All recyclable items should be washed, rinsed, and clean of all particulates of food and any liquid residue before placing them into the curbside bin.
Remove caps and lids and discard into the trash.
Residential curbside carts must be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. of the collection day.
Address: Recycle Ann Arbor
P.O. Box 7180
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7180
When first arriving on-site, stop at the gatehouse to have your materials assessed and pay the appropriate fee (if applicable).
price list for full details
The gatehouse staff will give you direction as to where your items should be placed.
Often you are required to visit several different areas and receptacles.
Unloading and loading assistance is often available. For a complete list of what is accepted, visit the Drop-Off About page.
2950 East Ellsworth Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Public drop-off Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 8:30 am to 6:30 pm*
Saturday 9 am to 6 pm*
Closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday
Credit Cards ONLY. No cash/check.
*SEASONAL NOTICE - during the winter season, the following items cannot be accepted after 5 pm due to lighting and safety concerns: scrap metal, general waste, bulky waste, furniture, yard waste, or concrete.
Prior to unloading, Call the office 734-426-2280 to receive directions and assistance.
Please check our
Recovery Yard Drop Off Price list as applicable fees will apply.
No liquids, paints or varnishes, No toxics, No alkaline batteries, food waste, asbestos, soil, sand nor deceased pets, livestock or wildlife.
7891 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Public drop-off hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:15 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday