News & Updates from WWRA

County Clean Up Day!

Apr 4, 2018

WWRA to Partner with County and Athletic Boosters for Spring Clean Up Day Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority joins the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office Board of Public Works and the Chelsea Athletic Boosters to host the annual Washtenaw County Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at…

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“Recycling Your Glass” Video Now Available!

Mar 29, 2018

Check out our new video all about “Recycling Your Glass.”  Starring Reggie the Raccoon, Facility Manager Marc Williams, and Board Chair Jason Maciejewski! See “Recycling Your Glass” video here! WWRA RECYCLES GLASS! Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority, WWRA, is recycling glass again. However, glass can only be recycled at the drop off bin sites located throughout…

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Holiday Recycling Info

Dec 20, 2017

The holidays are upon us! And that means more stuff. Please keep in mind we can’t recycle everything (as much as we would like to!) We CAN accept wrapping paper, but not the plasticy/shiny kind. We can take boxes, but please remove any styrofoam inside. Here’s a list of items we CANNOT recycle: -Christmas lights…

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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