Recovery Yard Prices

construction demolition


The Recovery Yard accepts a wide range of construction and demolition (C&D) 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 Recovery Yard. 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 Recovery Yard, 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 Recovery Yard does not receive any funding from local government. We appreciate your support!

Credit Card transactions only, no cash or checks.

Per Day – Standard General Recycling: $3
Per Day – Large Vehicle General Recycling: $15

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)
Additional content



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

Misc. Items

  • Propane Tanks
    Small $6/each, Large $12/each
  • Dishwasher
  • Clean Wood
  • (no paint/stain, particle board, or plywood)
    $18/cubic yard
  • Freon appliances
  • (refrigerators, A/C Units, dehumidifiers)
  • 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


General Waste

  • Treated wood, construction debris, and other misc. waste
  • .
    Minimum half-yard $16, $32/cubic yard, $8/bag


  • 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
  • Railroad Ties
    $5 each


•    Alkaline (single-use) batteries
•    Asbestos-containing materials
•    Asphalt
•    Automotive and rechargeable batteries 
•    Blubs (all types)
•    Deceased pets, livestock, or wildlife
•    Electronics & appliances
•    Fertilizer
•    Fire extinguishers
•    Food waste
•    Liquids
•    Oil filters
•    Paints or varnish (latex or oil-based)
•    Plastic bags
•    Root systems
•    Smoke detectors
•    Sod or turf
•    Soil, dirt, or sand
•    Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam
•    Textiles
•    Toxics
•    Any yard waste larger than 12 inches in diameter
•    #3, #4, #6, and #7 Plastics


All customers must call the Recovery Yard at 734.426.2280 to schedule a dumpster pick-up. Dumpsters held for more than seven days are billed at $30 per day. To avoid extra fees, dumpsters should not be overfilled, and contents must be level with no material sticking up or out of the sides. Concrete is only allowed in the 10 cubic yard dumpsters.

Roll-Off Dumpster Rental Rates

  • 10 cubic yard Dumpster - 3 ton limit
  • 20 cubic yard Dumpster - 4 ton limit
  • 30 cubic yard Dumpster - 5 ton limit
  • 40 cubic yard Dumpster - 6 ton limit

We sort each dumpster with the goal of recycling the maximum amount of materials from each construction site/location.

Request a Roll-Off Dumpster Rental

Materials Not Accepted In Roll-Off Dumpsters

•    Asbestos-containing materials
•    Asphalt
•    Deceased pets, livestock, or wildlife
•    Fertilizer
•    Fire extinguishers
•    Food and kitchen waste
•    Liquids of any kind including paint
•    Smoke detectors
•    Sod or turf
•    Soil, dirt, or sand
•    Toxics, batteries, and light bulbs
•    TVs or Monitors
•    Yard waste unless in an exclusive dumpster
•    #3, #4, #6, and #7 Plastics

A minimum fine of $100 will be charged if any of the unaccepted materials listed above are placed in the roll-off dumpster. 

Additional Fees

Additional fees will be applied for tires, freon appliances, and electronics if they are placed in the dumpster and will be billed at our standard drop-off rate. Refer to the Additional Fees For Drop-Off Materials Recycling price list, listed above for rates.

Prices are subject to change at any time.

Delivery Fees

Delivery fees range from $65 to $125 depending on your zip code/location. Please call the Recovery Yard at 734.426.2280 for more information.

•    48103: $65-70
•    48104: $85
•    48105: $85
•    48108: $85
•    48109: $85
•    Dexter: $65-75
•    Chelsea: $80-95
•    Pinckney: $95-105
•    Saline: $100-110
•    South Lyon: $110-125
•    Whitmore: $100-120
•    Ypsilanti: $95-105
•    Oxford Property & Yellowstone: $75 for all Ann Arbor Deliveries

Overweight Fees

Roll-off dumpsters exceeding the maximum weight are subject to an additional fee of $40 per excess ton or part thereof.

Extra Day Fees

All roll-off dumpster rentals are for a period of 7 days. Dumpsters held for more than 7 days are subject to a $30 per day additional rental fee.