Saturday Recycling Crafts are offered one Saturday morning per month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, September through June. Individuals and families can drop in for a FREE 30 to 60-minute activity. Pre-registration is encouraged, especially for groups of 5+. Please pre-register by emailing to assure adequate staffing and supplies are on-hand.

Events will generally be held at the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) Westgate Branch. The AADL Westgate Branch is located at 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. The library is located in the Westgate Shopping Center, additional parking behind the building.

**We have two special locations this year that will be marked. On January 20th the recycling craft event will be held at the AADL Pittsfield Branch. The AADL Pittsfield Branch is located at 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI. On April 7th the recycling craft event will be held at County Farm Park. County Farm Park is located at 2230 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI.


Glass Recycling & Table Tiles

Please join us at the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) Westgate Branch on Saturday, November 18th from 10am-12pm! 

Add sparkle to your holiday table with your own mosaic tile created with clay, glass, beads, buttons, and shells!


Upcoming Recycling Craft Events

December 9th - Recycled Gift Giving & Decorations
Create light bulb trinkets and decorative packaging out of common household items.

**January 20th - Plastics Recycling & Looking out for Nature
Transform plastic containers into winter feeders and shelters for backyard wildlife, and use alternatives to plastic to create compostable ones!

February 3rd - Metal Recycling & Making Music
Brighten the dark winter days with a bit of music by designing your own instrument
with reused and recycled materials.

March 3rd - Plastic Bag Pollution & Recycled T-shirt Bags
Replace those plastic bags with reusable t-shirt bags. Bring your favorite old t-shirt or select from our colorful collection, and we will help you create your very own bag.

**April 7th - Compost Up Close & Planting Pots
Take home your own handcrafted compostable pot and native plant seedling. We will share recipes for generating rich compost and give you the opportunity to observe some of nature’s recyclers up close.

May 12th - E-Waste Explored & Recycled Robots
Mixed material items like e-waste cannot be put in your curbside cart,
but how we handle e-waste has a big impact on our environment. Use
those items that do not belong in your recycling cart to create recycled robots.

June 2nd - Summer Celebrations without Styrofoam
Join us for a party demonstrating alternative ways you can celebrate by using recycled or reusable items. Use compostable materials to create decorations that you can take home for your next summer celebration.

**Dates with special locations.

Published on September 19, 2017


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