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On October 7, 2013, the Ann Arbor City Council approved the WASTE LESS​​: Solid Waste Resource Plan 





Many types of materials may be placed in your curbside recycling cart.  All items must be empty and clean.  


  Residential Recycling Collection


Residential Collections ​

All carts must be at the curb before 7 a.m. on your collection day. Allow 3-feet between each cart.





The City provides once a week curbside refuse collection to all single-family and duplex residential locations in Ann Arbor.





City of Ann Arbor's seasonal compost collection program runs first week or April through mid-December. Drop-off and buy compost and mulch. Compost at-home and more!


  Business Services Solid Waste


Business Services

Businesses can use a city-provided recycling cart or dumpster for pickups at no additional charge!

Good to know...

  • ​The City of Ann Arbor provides once a week seasonal compostables collection during the spring, summer and fall. Seasonal service ends on December 6, 2013 and will resume again on March 31, 2014 for single-family, duplex and eligible multi-family residential locations.

  • ​Ann Arbor residents helped produced 12,268 tons of recyclable materials in 2012. ReCommunity, Ann Arbor’s recycling partner, is sharing a report featuring the overall impact of these extraordinary local recycling efforts. Ann Arbor residents can view a copy of the report online for fun comparisons equating the amount of recycled material to the amount of trees and oil saved, jobs created and more.

  • Thirty-minute cable program on new directions to consider for local solid waste resource management options, with host Barbara Lucas, Environmental Commissioner David Stead, and city solid waste manager Tom McMurtrie. The video link is posted here.

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Fall/Winter 2013
(16-page pdf)​

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electronically, contact:​​

Drop-Off Station handles many recyclables, refuse, compost, C&D, Bulky waste & sells compost and mulch

MRF Tours and monthly open  houses of the  recycling plant


City of Ann Arbor Customer service & payment center
Larcom​ City Hall, 1st Floor
301 E. Huron St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
24/7 Customer Response System online link
e-mail: ​​​

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