Recycling, Home Toxics & Solid Waste
Topics of Interest
- Upcoming Events:
- April 26, 2014 - Electronic Waste Collection Event (TVs, computers, monitors, etc.)
- May 17, 2014 - County Clean Up Day in Chelsea
Waste Knot Program: A collection of businesses, schools, government agencies and non-profit organizations committed to reducing waste and protecting our environment! Sponsor this years ceremony and help support local environmental efforts!!
READ: Staying in the Loop INTERACTIVE Newsletter - Spring 2014 Edition
- NEW!! Waste Vegetable Oil Recycling: Bring your waste cooking oil to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site for recycling!
- By the Numbers: Review our 2013 Solid Waste Program Report and our 2012 EMU Clean-Up Day Report to see the impact our program has had in the community!
- Turning Trash into Treasure: A comprehensive guide to help you find out how to get rid of hard-to-dispose-of household items, such as appliances, motor oil, antifreeze, computers, furniture and more.
- 3R Business Directory: A compilation of local organizations that make use of sustainable practices and are doing their part to help the environment.
http://motor-smart.org: Smart driving and idling reduction tips to save money and to protect the environment!
Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority: The WWRA is a non profit program that is subsidized by a group of six local communities that work cooperatively to implement residential recycling programs in the Townships of Dexter, Lyndon, Bridgewater, Manchester and Lima, and the the City of Chelsea. The townships are served by convenient drop-off centers while the City of Chelsea have weekly Curbside Recycling pick up.
Clean Sweep Program: Provides FREE pesticide disposal for businesses and residents. Follow the link to learn about the program, what is accepted, and how to make an appointment.
- Issues of the Environment Radio Show: Airs every Wednesday morning from 8:20-8:30am on WEMU's 89.1 FM. Tune in each week to hear about environmental issues, programs and news impacting our community!
www.RecycleMyPlastic.com: Visit this website to learn more about plastic recycling options in Washtenaw County, and to get answers to any other plastic recycling questions you may have!
Michigan Green Schools Project: Is your school a "green" school? For more information on this great project or to get an application, contact Jeff Krcmarik from the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division.