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.

Here's a downloadable flier!

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Stay on top of the latest tips and info brought to you by the WWRA, starring Reggie the Recycling Raccoon!

Here's our Video page!

Education & Outreach Opening!

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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 [email protected] or by phone (734) 475-6160.



News & Updates

Job Opportunity!

July 30, 2018

The WWRA is looking for a part-time Education & Outreach Specialist! Here’s an opportunity to help educate Western Washtenaw on…


WWRA, city refuse and you

July 3, 2018

Here’s the story from the “Chelsea Update” about the differences between the City of Chelsea and the WWRA when it…


Holiday Week Recycling Schedule

July 3, 2018

Regarding the July 4 holiday week curbside pick up schedule: Wednesday’s Curbside Recycling will be picked up July 3rd because…