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Trash & Recycling
Ann Arbor has been a national forerunner in recycling rates and participation for decades, and when this country produces 229 million tons of waste a year, innovation is important! But recycling rates in Ann Arbor have been slipping, and The Ecology Center and Recycle Ann Arbor are teaming up to turn that around! Together we’re working to educate residents on a grassroots level about the recycling system in Ann Arbor, and demand local management companies provide the opportunity to recycle to all residents in multi-family dwellings.
Recycle Ann Arbor Drop-Off Station
The Recycle Ann Arbor Drop-Off Station is the state’s largest community recycling drop-off center, located at 2950 East Ellsworth Road in Ann Arbor, just west of Platt Road.
Many recyclable items are accepted for free, such as paper, metals, glass, batteries and some electronics. In addition, a wide variety of items is accepted for disposal at minimal cost. Pick-up service is available for large bulky waste items, at additional charge. Dump trailers are available for rent. For more information on all accepted items and fees, visit the Drop-Off Station page.
- Drop-Off Station: 734-971-7400
- Recycle Ann Arbor: 734-662-6288
- Recycle Ann Arbor
Zero Waste is a visionary solution for a sustainable future that proposes practical ways to redesign how resources and materials flow through society.
Currently, those responsible for producing the products and packaging that become waste are not the ones who pay for waste disposal and incineration, recycling and litter pickup. In fact, these industrial centers have very little economic incentive to reduce or eliminate their waste output. Powered by a transformation of the current industrial system, the Zero Waste plan holds producers responsible for their products and packaging, encouraging economically and environmentally sensible production practices.
To learn more, visit the Zero Waste section.