What is Zero Waste?

“Zero Waste” is becoming a more popular term - but what does it mean? We want to be clear about how we view zero waste and how it can benefit our community and the planet.   Zero waste is not just reducing the amount of materials that we as consumers throw away in our garbage cans. It also isn’t recycling and composting 100% of what we use. While those actions are very important, zero waste is so much more than that! Zero waste aims to…

Winter Holiday ReUse & Recycling Guide 2018

Winter Holiday ReUse & Recycling Guide 2018

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle this Holiday Season  Batteries - Rechargeable: Unusable rechargeable batteries & button batteries can be taken to the Drop-Off Station or to the Recovery Yard.  Bubble Wrap: Save quality… read more

Winter Recycling Service Readiness 2018

Winter Recycling Service Readiness 2018

Winter is on its 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

Rediscovering Ann Arbor's Zero Waste Mojo

Rediscovering Ann Arbor's Zero Waste Mojo

By Mike Garfield, Ecology Center Director, Recycle Ann Arbor Board of Directors read more

Recycling Tip for Better Results: Light Bulbs

Recycling Tip for Better Results: Light Bulbs

This month we want to shed some light on how to properly dispose of various types of light bulbs. There are three main types of light bulbs that we use in our homes today – incandescent, fluorescent (compact and tubes),… read more