Systems Planning

Resource Recovery and Solid Waste

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Systems Planning assists in planning for the City of Ann Arbor’s solid waste issues. This includes recycling, curbside compost​​​ and trash collection and processing issues for both the residential and commercial​ sector.​

New solid waste plan

Ann Arbor is rethinking waste​​​ by taking a fresh look at recycling, trash and compost operations in the City. 

Organics management plan

The City of Ann Arbor is developing a comprehensive Organics Management Plan​ to identify options for diverting additional organic waste, which make up a large portion of material in trash carts, from the waste stream. ​

Downtown Alleys Project

This year City of Ann Arbor staff and community advisors are developing a five-year Integrated Solid Waste Mana​gement Plan, the Solid Waste Plan Update 2013-2017​​. The 12-member committee includes voluntee​r representatives from Ann Arbor residential neighborhoods, businesses, and other key stakeholders. ​​​

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