The City of Ann Arbor is leading the nation in reducing waste by utilizing an extensive recycling and compost program.
Holiday collection schedule
On specific holidays there is no trash, recycling, or compost collection. Curbside service will be conducted one day later, with the normal Friday collection days picked up on Saturday during these holiday weeks.
- Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day)
- Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 (Christmas Day)
- Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 (New Year's Day observed)
- Monday, May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)
- Thursday, July 4, 2019 (Independence Day)
- Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 (Labor Day)
Solid waste plan
City Council approved the WASTE LESS Solid Waste Resource Plan on Oct. 7, 2013, which was developed by City of Ann Arbor staff and community advisors. The 12-member committee included volunteer representatives from Ann Arbor residential neighborhoods, businesses, and other key stakeholders.
Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
Ann Arbor's municipal Materials Recovery Facility or MRF (pronounced like "murf") is located at 4150 Platt Road.
Future of the MRF
The City hired CB&I (Chicago Bridge and Iron Company Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc.) to examine the City's MRF Operating Contract and compare it with other contracts and business models for MRFs across the country. Recognizing that there have been changes to the recycling market over time, the goal of this study was to evaluate alternative business models and develop a more streamlined contract that reflects current industry best practices and standards.
Solid waste regulations
The regulations that govern solid waste disposal and curbside collection can be found under City Code Chapter 26 of the City of Ann Arbor. These regulations can be found through a search on Legistar
or in this PDF.