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. Click here to view our complete list of what can be recycled at the WWRA.

News & Updates

WWRA in the Parade!

By Shawn Personke | September 5, 2017

We were glad to be a part of this Chelsea classic event! And even Reggie was able to join us! Click to see the pics!


WWRA Now Accepts Glass Bottles – But Separate!

By Shawn Personke | August 10, 2017

Due to market changes, the WWRA is now accepting glass bottles and jars, but they must be SEPARATED from the single stream collection. Glass materials – such as china plates, windows, light bulbs, etc. — are NOT accepted. At this point in time, please plan to drop your glass bottles and jars to any of…


Speakers Available for Your Organization, Classroom, Company!

By Shawn Personke | August 10, 2017

Are you interested in learning more about how the WWRA operates, what can be recycled, and what cannot be recycled? We might also be able to arrange a visit by Reggie the Recycling Raccoon! Contact Shawn Personke if you would like to set up a presentation! spersonke@sbcglobal.net



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.