All Divisions of Recycle Ann Arbor will be closed on Monday, May 27th, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Curbside Recycling Pickup will be delayed by one day and run until Saturday.

Drop-Off Station Prices

Drop off station


The Drop-Off Station accepts a wide range of materials for recycling and safe disposal. To ensure that the materials are properly disposed of and to increase landfill diversion, most items are subject to fees. Upon arrival, please stop at the gatehouse to have your materials assessed by the attendant and pay the appropriate fees. The gatehouse attendant will then direct you to where your items should be placed in the designated drop-off areas.

To save time and money, it's recommended that you separate your recyclable materials from general waste before arriving at the Drop-Off Station (read more about it here). For safety reasons, pets and children under 13 years old must remain inside the vehicle at all times. Prices are subject to change, and our staff reserves the right to refuse any material that is deemed unsuitable.



The Drop-Off Station, operated by Recycle Ann Arbor, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is almost entirely supported by the fees paid by site users to maintain the services provided. The Drop-Off Station does not receive any funding from local government. We appreciate your support!

Credit Card transactions only, no cash or checks.

Per Day - Standard: $3
Per Day -
Large Vehicle: $15
10-visit Punch Pass -
Standard: $25.00
10-visit Punch Pass -
Large Vehicle: $110.00
Annual Pass -
Standard: $100.00
Annual Pass -
Large Vehicle: $190.00

The above gate fee covers the recycling of these accepted materials:

  • Mixed Paper/Boxboard
  • Cardboard
  • Plastics (#1, #2, and #5 only)
  • Metal (non-electrical items)
  • Glass bottles and jars (any color)
  • Textiles (3 bags or less) 
  • Automotive and rechargeable batteries
  • Motor oil (5 gallons or less)
  • Vegetable oil (5 gallons or less)
  • Oil filters (5 or less)
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam (styrofoam)
  • Plastic bags
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Do not tape or tie bulbs together

  • CFL Bulb
  • Fluorescent Tube
    4ft and under $1, over 4ft $2
  • U-shape/Circular Tube
  • Metal Halide and Spotlights
  • LED Bulb
  • Halogen Bulb

E-waste Electronics & Appliances

  • TV
    $1/per diagonal screen inch
  • Monitors
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Small Electronics & Appliances
  • Medium Electronics & Appliances
  • Large Electronics & Office Printer
  • Box of Mixed Electrical Items
  • Freon appliances
  • (refrigerators, A/C Units, dehumidifiers)


Oil must be in a strong, sealed container. No mixed fluids, animal-based oil or fats, oil-based paints, or stains accepted.

  • Vegetable Oil (over 5 gal)
  • Motor Oil (over 5 gal)
  • Oil Filters (over 5)


  • Car Tires (under 16”)
  • SUV/Truck Tires (over 16”)
  • Farm Tires
    Small $25/each, Large $75/each
  • Tires with Rims
    additional $6

Misc. Items

  • Fire Extinguishers (must be empty)
  • Propane Tanks
    Small $6/each, Large $12/each
  • Textiles (over 3 bags) no bedding or towels
  • Clean Wood
  • (no paint/stain, particle board, or plywood)
    $18/cubic yard
  • Concrete and Shingles
    $40/cubic yard

*To be recycled, concrete must not be painted, or mixed with trash, tile, or brick.

  • Yard Waste
    $18/cubic yard, $3/bag

*Wood pieces must be less than 4ft long and less than 12" in diameter

Shredding Services

Secure Document Shredding 

  • Grocery Bag
  • Banker's Box*

*Please limit 10 banker boxes per person (per day). If you have more than 10 boxes, please call ahead of time to schedule drop-off.

Hard Drive Shredding

  • Shred removed hard drive
  • Remove and shred hard drive


General Waste 

  • Treated wood, construction debris, and other misc. waste
  • .
    Minimum quarter-yard $8, $32/cubic yard, $8/bag


Oil must be in a strong, sealed container. No mixed fluids, animal-based oil or fats, oil-based paints, or stains accepted.

  • Antifreeze
  • Brake & Transmission Fluid


  • Dining or Living Room Chair
  • Armchair
  • Love Seat/Recliner
  • Sofa
  • Sleeper Sofa

Mattresses and Box Springs

  • Mattress/box spring - Twin
  • Mattress/box spring - Full
  • Mattress/box spring - Queen
  • Mattress/box spring - King

Misc. Items

  • Brick, Blocks, & Tile
    $40/cubic yard


•    Alkaline (single-use) batteries
•    Asbestos-containing materials
•    Asphalt
•    Deceased pets, livestock, or wildlife
•    Fertilizer 
•    Food waste
•    Liquids, other than motor oil & vegetable oil 
•    Paints or varnish (latex or oil-based)
•    Root systems
•    Sod or turf
•    Soil, dirt, or sand
•    Stumps, or logs over 8 inches wide
•    Toxics
•    #3, #4, #6, and #7 Plastics