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2019 s​pring/summer WasteWatcher

​​In Ann Arbor, recycling is easy. Weekly recycling collection is available to every home, apartment, nonprofit and business located​ in Ann Arbor for no additional charge.​​

Recycle guide​

​Pleas​e take advantage of Recycle Ann Arbor's A-Z online recycle guide​.  ​

Yes

  • Mixed paper – newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, office paper, cardboard, frozen food and cereal-type boxes, milk cartons, juice boxes, shredded paper (placed in a clear plastic bag).
  • Aluminum cans, lids
  • Glass bottles and jars​
  • Scrap metal up to 1 cubic yard, 20 pounds per piece​
  • Rinsed plastic bottles, containers and tubs labeled 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7​
  • "Aseptic" and "Tetrapak" packages. These are typically​ used for juice, soymilk, chicken broth, almond milk, etc.
  • Keep lids on glass, metal and plastic recycling

No

*Carts must not exceed 112 pounds for the 32-gallon, 224 pounds for the 64-gallon or 336 pounds for the 96-gallon size. Carts over the limit will not be serviced. ​

​​Carts

Recycling carts are required unless location is using an approved recycling dumpster for materials. Recycling carts are managed by Recycle Ann Arbor.

Single family home/duplex:

  • Each household will be issued one 64-gallon recycling cart.  A 32 or 96-gallon recycling cart can be provided upon request.
  • First cart delivery is free.
  • Additional recycling carts are $50 each. 
  • $25 delivery fee or free if picked up.​ Carts must be empty and clean before being traded in. 

Single family/duplex:

  • Each household will be issued one 64-gallon recycling cart.  A 32 or 96-gallon recycling cart can be provided upon request.
  • Free first cart delivery to new construction or annexation address.
  • Additional recycling carts $50 each, one-time cost, payable to Recycle Ann Arbor.

Multi-family:

  • No charge for delivery of initial recycling carts, based on need.

*Carts exceeding 112 pounds for the 32-gallon, 224 pounds for the 64-gallon, or 336 pounds for the 96-gallon size will not be serviced. ​​

Sign up

For most homeowners, residents or businesses, please contact Recycle Ann Arbor to find out how you can start recycling today.

If your business, however, is located within the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) region, or if your business has a recycling dumpster​ only (no carts), please contact the Customer Service Center by email at customerservice@a2gov.org. ​

Recycling events​

Ecology Center recycling craft calendar image.jpgSaturday Recycling​ Crafts ar​e offered by the Ecology Center one Saturday morning per month from 10 a.m. - Noon, September through June.​​

Business​

If your business is located in the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) region, or if your business has recycling dumpsters only (no carts), your recycling services are provided directly by the City of Ann Arbor. Call 734.994.2807 for more information. ​

If your business is located outside of the DDA, and has recycling carts, your recycling services​ are provided by Recycle Ann Arbor. Call 734.662.6288 for more information or to report a missed pickup.​​

Reuse​ and bulky item disposal​

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! The biggest savings to the environment in terms of resource use, energy savings, and pollution reduction come from thrifty purchasing (avoiding consumer waste) and reusing/repairing items before recycling. ​



 

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

City of Ann Arbor Customer Service
Larcom​ City Hall, First Floor
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 
 
Assistance M - ​F 7:30am - 5:30pm
 
734.994.7336 

 

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