Recycle Ann Arbor (RAA) needs volunteer assistance in all our programs. Once a month, a few hours a week, for a day, anytime you want, we'll be happy to have you join our work. If you wanna get physical, you can help at the Drop Off Station. You'll help greet the recycling public, unload cars, share information, work on site clean-up, all in the great outdoors. Weekdays you can go out with Curbside or Commercial Pick-up Service. You'll help drivers load recyclables onto trucks as you make your way through residential or commercial Ann Arbor. Drivers leave the Ellsworth site at 8 am and return in the early afternoon. If you're more inclined to work indoors, you can help at the Processing Facility at 2950 Ellsworth. There, all paper and cardboard collected is baled. You'll help sort, stack, sweep and move tons of materials in a short time. If you want to work in your own neighborhood, become a Block Coordinator. Once a month you'll leave your neighbors a card at their doorway reminding them when their Curbside up day is.
Whether you volunteer or not, you can recycle newspaper, glass, tin, aluminum , used motor oil, car batteries, corrugated cardboard and scrap metal at the Drop Off station. All must be clean and free of other materials. Bundie newspaper in paper grocery bags (not plastic!) or tie with strtng Sort glass by color and remove lids (no need to remove paper labels. Whew!) Tin cans must have paper labels removed and be flattened (just do the best you can with round-bottomed cans). Glass jar lids can be recycled with tin. Ratten and bundie corrugated cardboard boxes (brown with two layers and squiggley stuff in-between). Sort scrap metal and remove all non-metal parts Questions? Give us a call!
Currently, RAA does not recycle any plastics or gray cardboard - like cereal boxes, gift boxes, etc. Sorry. We also do not accept magazines - but the Plymouth Mali branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library does! Your subscription will double its value as someone else enjoys reading magazines again (and again). The Recycling Drop Off Station is a program of the Ecology Center - a non profit community environmental organization which provides services in waste recycling, energy conservation, education, and advocacy.
Recycling Drop Off Station, 2050 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor, Ml. Hours: Fri. & Sal., 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; 662-8816. Recycling service and education Info: 971-7400, M-F 9:30 am to 5 pm.