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Residential Recycling

Most areas of Washtenaw County offer some form of recycling services.  Please contact your municipal office for the most up-to-date information on what is available to residents of your area.

Recycling is for everyone!

  • Tips and information on recycling different types of plastic in Washtenaw County.
  • Appliance Recycling Program: Want to earn some money and have your your old refrigerator or freezer hauled away for free? DTE and Consumers Energy offers this great service to their electric customers. The old appliances are handled responsibly and the components are recycled, making this a win-win situation!
  • Calvert's Roll-Off Containers, Inc.:  Calvert’s is the only 501(c)3 non-profit construction and demolition recycler in the state of Michigan, and is operated by Recycle Ann Arbor.  Services include document shredding, drop-off recycling, drop-off disposal, construction and demolition debris recycling, roll-off container service and stationary compactor services.
  • Recycle Ann Arbor Regional Drop-off Station: Open to all county residents. Recycle Ann Arbor operates Washtenaw County's most comprehensive regional Drop-off Station (DOS). The DOS is a fully staffed facility open six days a week year-round. The facility is funded through a partnership between Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor and Pittsfield Township.
  • Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA): A non-profit public recycling program that provides convenient recycling drop-off centers to the Townships of Bridgewater, Dexter, Lima, Lyndon, Manchester and Sylvan, as well as weekly curbside recycling pick-up to the Village of Manchester and the City of Chelsea.
  • 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.
  • Ash Tree Disposal: The State of Michigan offers locations where you can drop off ash wood free of charge.  The facilities recycle the ash wood while preventing the spread of the beetle.
  • Fluorescent Bulb Recycling: There are several places to recycle your used fluorescents within Washtenaw County.
  • Computer Recycling: Learn about the environmental and public health issues related to disposing computers as well as recycling options available to County residents.
  • Electronic Waste Recycling: Locations for recycling electronics other than computers, such as cell phones and iPods.
  • Composting: Learn about how you can start composting in your household today!
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