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Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority

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Public Works, under Michigan Public Act 185, can help local communities address their infrastructure needs by providing communities with the financial and technical assistance needed to construct wastewater, water supply, and solid waste projects as well as establishing lake management projects. 

The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) is a Non Profit Public Recycling Program that was formed in 1991 with a State Grant to help Protect Michigan's Future by local residents. This Grant helped finance the construction of the 4200 square foot facility located at 8025 Werkner Road in Chelsea Michigan.

The WWRA is subsidized by a group of five local communities that work cooperatively to implement residential recycling programs in the Townships of Dexter, Lyndon, 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.


Click here to view the 2011 single stream recycling project report

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Environmental Excellence Partnership Program

We are launching a new program to assist businesses and non-profit organizations in recognizing, developing and implementing environmentally sound behavior in the areas of water quality protection, waste reduction & recycling and pollution prevention. There are three opportunities for participation:

  1. Community Partners for Clean Streams
  2. Pollution Prevention
  3. Waste Knot

Participation in more than one program is welcome and encouraged! Learn more on our brand new E2P2 website.

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