Our Recyclable Ann Arbor
The Ecology Center on Detroit St is home base to the Recycling Drop off Station on South Industrial, Recycle Ann Arbor Curbside truck services, and least known of all, the Baling Station at Platt Road and Ellsworth near Ann Arbor's huge landfill. Eight new dropoff stations in Washtenaw County will be established by February or March 1988.
Through its services, Recyle Ann Arbor salvaged 2500 tons of materials in 1987, raising $110,000 from sales of tin, aluminum, glass, cardboard and paper, and keeping it all out of the landfill.
Paper products accounted for 80% of the materials recycled in 1987. After being handled by the balers, newspaper is sold to a mill to create new newsprint, cardboard returns to cardboard, and high grade white paper is made into tissue paper.
1987 has shown a record number of recycling participants, a result of the work of 280 volunteer block coordinators who distribute reminders of curbside pickup times and Dropoff Station hours.