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

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!


Tips for a Greener Holiday!

By Shawn Personke | November 12, 2017

Check out Harvard’s tips for a more environmentally friendly holiday! Click here to see Harvard’s tips!



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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