Community Presentations

Recycle Ann Arbor offers free presentations for community groups, apartment and condominium complexes and associations, businesses, campus co-ops, fraternity/sorority residences, and non-profit organizations within the City of Ann Arbor.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, call (734) 662-6288 or e-mail We can also try to tailor presentations to meet the discussion needs of businesses and organizations. Some example presentation topics are below for your consideration. 

Starting a Recycling Program

This presentation, primarily for businesses or housing complexes, teaches participants how to set up (or refine) a recycling program, including placing recycling carts (indoor/outdoor) to make recycling easy and convenient; how to select a recycling coordinator; and how to promote and encourage recycling. Also included is a thorough explanation of Ann Arbor’s recycling guidelines, as well as a question-and-answer session for all of your recycling questions.

Recycling 101

Ever wonder why communities vary on what they accept for curbside recycling? Or where your recyclables go after they leave the curb? This presentation will explain what happens to recyclables after they leave the curb, provide information about what to do with hard to recycle items like electronics, and give participants an understanding of the significant positive impact that recycling has on conserving resources and our environment.

Lifestyle Shifts for Sustainable Living: Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot!

Want to learn ways to reduce waste to help the environment? Learn how to live a sustainable life with "easy" lifestyle shifts that you and your family/organization can incorporate to your daily lives and company culture.