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 (and NOT 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.

Click here to view options for items we DO NOT accept.

Here's a downloadable flier!

Check out our Video page!

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!


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.

Meeting Information


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

WWRA to Host 2nd Foam Recycle Weekend

July 7, 2021

Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) will host a second Foam Recycle Weekend on July 16, 17, 18, 2021 — on…


Foam Recycle Weekend! June 4-6, 2021

March 25, 2021

Location: WWRA Bin Site at Chelsea/Manchester Rd. (opposite Fairgrounds) •#6 symbol only •Rinse or wipe foodservice bags •No straws or…


2021 Holiday Schedule

January 20, 2021

For those in the know! 2021 Holiday Schedule Presidents Day 3rd Monday in February – Commercial pick up will be…