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*No interruptions to curbside pickup services on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

​Some holidays thr​oughout the year will impact curbside cart and compost service as well as dumpster collection. Holiday​ information will be posted to the solid waste homepage as well as to the city's Facebook, Twitter and NextDoor accounts. ​​

Quarterly solid​ waste updates

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 has culminated in the creation of a new Solid Waste Resource Management Plan (SWRMP),​ which sets the direction of solid waste operations in Ann Arbor in the years to come.​

Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

In 2020, Recycle Ann Arbor and the city executed a service agreement and land and building lease for the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located at 4170 Platt Road. The agreement is for 10 years with the potential for two 3-year extensions. The agreement is for transloading, re-equipping of the MRF, and recyclables processing after re-equipping.  While the MRF is being re-equipped, recyclables will be transloaded to the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority ​of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC) for processing. The expected re-equipping completion date is anticipated​ for late 2021. The finalized MRF will provide materials recovery services to the City of Ann Arbor and third parties. Questions should be directed to Recycle Ann Arbor.​   

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.

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


Customer Service Center

Larcom City Hall, first floor 
7:30 a.m. to 5:30​​ p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays)

301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Assistance by phone or email:​
[email protected]