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​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 h​oliday weeks. ​​​​​​

  • ​Thursday, November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Friday, December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day)

Solid waste plan​

Ann Arbor is rethinking waste by taking a fresh look at recycling, trash and compost operations in the City. This strategic approach to future solid waste services will culminate in the creation of a new Solid Waste Resource Management Plan (SWRMP),​ currently drafted, which will set the direction of solid waste operations in Ann Arbor in the years to come.​

Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

In 2016, 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 Ci​ty of Ann Arbor. These regulations can be found through a search of ​Ann Arbor's ordinances.

Residential Recycling Service Area​

Refer to this map for the residential recycling service area.

To report missed pickup or other problem, please use A2 Fix It. ​​​


Customer Service Center

Larcom City Hall, first floor 
8.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays)

301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Assistance by phone or email 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays)