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Recycling Tip for Better Results: Food Waste and Fall Leaves

The chill of November often brings to mind the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and the end of the growing season in Michigan. In this month, food waste and fall leaves (yard waste) abound! It's important to remember that food waste and yard waste are different waste streams than recycling, and should be handled differently during disposal.  Why can’t I put food waste or yard waste into the recycling bin? Food waste and yard waste are…

Revitalizing Ann Arbor's Recycling Program

Revitalizing Ann Arbor's Recycling Program

Almost 50 years since the birth of the modern environmental movement, and the inception of Ann Arbor's first recycling program in the early 1970s, our movement, and our recycling program are ready for a rebirth. In the… read more

How to Host a Low Waste Summer Party

How to Host a Low Waste Summer Party

Plan ahead to host a zero waste party by: Reducing waste and the use of disposables.  Choosing reusable options as much as possible. Only using disposables that are locally recyclable and compostable. … read more

Spring Cleaning - The right way to get rid of your things and green cleaning

Spring Cleaning - The right way to get rid of your things and green cleaning

Spring seems to be a time of reawakening not only with the emerging critters and plants but also in our own lives. There is a sense of refreshment leading people to become more active both outdoors and indoors. You know… read more

Winter Curbside Recycling Readiness

Winter Curbside Recycling Readiness

Winter is on it’s way and we know that while you may be planning to spend some extra time indoors, you will still need to venture to the curb to set out your solid waste carts. Here are some tips to ensure that your… read more