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!

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.



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 Continues Bin Site Collections and Curbside Pickup

March 17, 2020

Dear WWRA Customers,   We wanted to let you know that our bin sites are still being serviced and we…


Meeting Schedule and Locations

January 16, 2020

Generally speaking, we meet the last Wednesday of each month (except November) at 7 pm. April through September meetings are…


Holiday Schedule for Curbside Pick UP

December 17, 2019

The New Year’s Eve City of Chelsea curbside pick up also has a holiday schedule. curbside recycling pick up dates…