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

Did Your Curbside Recycle Bin Get Missed?

September 27, 2021

If your bin doesn’t get picked up from your curb, let us know! You can plan to leave your bin…


Fall Foam Collection Weekends!

September 10, 2021

Thanks to everyone who brought in their Foam during our 2 summer collections. Due to popular demand, we’ve added a…


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…