Welcome to the WWRA!

Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) is a partnership of five municipalities working together to find alternative ways to handle waste and promote recycling. WWRA operates independently of the City of Chelsea and is funded by 2 assessments that appear on the Winter Tax bill. One assessment for paying the bond used to buy the new equipment and the other is an operational assessment.

What can I recycle?

WWRA offers weekly curbside recycling to Chelsea residents and provides convenient drop-off bins throughout our entire service area. REMINDER: We cannot recycle plastic bags. Thank you for your cooperation! Click here to view our complete list of what can be recycled at the WWRA.

News & Updates

Holiday Recycling Info

By Shawn Personke | December 20, 2017

The holidays are upon us! And that means more stuff. Please keep in mind we can’t recycle everything (as much as we would like to!) We CAN accept wrapping paper, but not the plasticy/shiny kind. We can take boxes, but please remove any styrofoam inside. Here’s a list of items we CANNOT recycle: -Christmas lights…


Here’s the 2018 Meeting Schedule!

By Shawn Personke | December 7, 2017

All meetings begin at 7 p.m.   January 10, 2018 – City of Chelsea Offices   February 28, 2018 – City of Chelsea Offices   March 21, 2018 – City of Chelsea Offices   April 25, 2018 – WWRA Facility   May 23, 2018 – WWRA Facility   June 27, 2018 – WWRA Facility  …


Thanksgiving Week Curbside Pickup

By Shawn Personke | November 20, 2017

Reminder to those Chelsea residents who usually have their recyclables picked up on Thursday: This week – Thanksgiving – the guys will come on Friday instead! Be sure to have your bins out on Friday morning. Thanks for your cooperation!



WWRA shares a location with the City of Chelsea Solid Waste Department at 8025 Werkner Road.

See our Location page for maps and recycling bin site locations. 

Contact Us

Tel: (734) 475-6160

Mon. - Fri.
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Applications are taken on an ongoing basis. For more information, contact the Facility Manager, Marc Williams, at wwrafacilitymanager@gmail.com or by phone (734) 475-6160.