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WWRA Now Accepts Glass Bottles – But Separate!

Aug 10, 2017

Due to market changes, the WWRA is now accepting glass bottles and jars, but they must be SEPARATED from the single stream collection. Glass materials – such as china plates, windows, light bulbs, etc. — are NOT accepted. At this point in time, please plan to drop your glass bottles and jars to any of…

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Speakers Available for Your Organization, Classroom, Company!

Aug 10, 2017

Are you interested in learning more about how the WWRA operates, what can be recycled, and what cannot be recycled? We might also be able to arrange a visit by Reggie the Recycling Raccoon! Contact Shawn Personke if you would like to set up a presentation! [email protected]

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News Archive

Please click on the links below to read articles concerning WWRA and recycling which have appeared in the Chelsea Update.

2017

Aug. 6: Marc Williams - Manager of Materials!

May 21: Spring Clean Up Day A Success

2016

November 7th: Western Washtenaw Recycling curbside pickup day Thanksgiving week

April 30: E-waste recycling event on May 7th in Ann Arbor

April 3, 2016: Reggie the Recycling Racoon is back; Frank Hammer steps down

February 15, 2016: Feeney named new CAFA rep, Pacheco new WWRA rep

January 10, 2016: Reggie regretfully says 'goodbye and good luck' to Phil Bolyard

2015

November 15, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Racoon goes through the Looking Glass for glass

November 8, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: ‘we are breaking glass’ at WWRA

September 20, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: WWRA responds to the down-cycle in the recycling industry

August 16, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Racoon says: Washtenaw County may be joining the movement to ban plastic shopping bags

June 21, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Racoon re-lert: all hard plastics can now be recycled

June 7, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Racoon says: reuse or recycle your plant containers and tools

May 31, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Ahh…Summer is here at last

May 24, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Let’s talk more about more paper and cardboard recycling

May 6, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon seen at the opening day of the Saturday Chelsea Farmers Market

April 26, 2015: Reggie sez check out these photos of my debut at the Chelsea Spring Expo

April 12, 2015: Reggie, the Recycling Raccoon says: ‘I had a blast at Klager Elementary School at Math and Science Night’

April 5, 2015: Reggie the (Rabbit-Ear) Recycling Racoon says Happy Easter readers

March 29, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Recycle those papers and magazines, don’t waste them

March 22, 2015: Reggie Raccoon Says: Spring is arriving, it’s time for lots of recycling activity

March 15, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Recycling is a product-driven market; you have the power to change the market

March 8, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: ‘Let’s answer reader questions and comments’

March 1, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon asks: ‘So what do we do with other plastic materials?’

Feb. 22, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon asks: ‘What’s up with the other plastics?’

Feb. 15, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: ‘Styrofoam is good for packing, worthless for recycling’

Feb. 8, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says ‘There are other uses for plastic bags’

Feb. 1, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says ‘Plastic bags are trash and are not recyclable’

Jan. 25, 2015: Reggie the Recycling Raccoon’s Royal Review: Trash Collection and Recycling are Two Very Different Animals

Jan. 18, 2015: Trash has a $50,000 effect on WWRA’s budget

2014

Dec. 28, 2014: Commingled recycling does not include boots or food scraps, dog poop or soiled diapers

WWRA Summer/Fall 2014 Newsletter