We announced on June 9th, 2014 that we would expand operation days to include Mondays (8:30am-1:30pm) for summer 2014 – initially scheduled to end on Monday, August 25th.
Due to positive customer feedback and use, the Drop-Off Station (DOS) located at 2950 E. Ellsworth Rd., will extend its Monday operation days through Mon, September 29th, 2014.
“We initially were only going to be open on Mondays until right before Labor Day, but given all the customer interest we decided to stretch it into the early fall” said Becky Andrews, DOS Manager. She went on to say, “Many new customers have taken advantage of our Monday hours because it gives them a chance to learn the lay-out of the site when it’s a bit quieter. If customers can choose to come on a weekday, they can often avoid the lines that a typical Saturday generates.”
Recycle Ann Arbor strives to continually increase customer satisfaction and we take customer feedback seriously. During recent on-site surveys, customers specified that Monday was the preferred additional day they would like to see the DOS open.
The Drop-Off Station targets recyclable materials originating from homes and small businesses. It is the largest public drop-off site in Michigan. Customers bring a range of waste types to the site, and Recycle Ann Arbor works to limit the amount of this material sent to landfill. Currently around 50% of the material brought to the DOS is sent for recycling.
With payment of the general entry fee ($3.00), customers can bring in a wide range of materials including:
- Plastic #1- #7 (excluding #3)
- Rigid plastics such and plastic totes and lawn furniture
- Glass containers
- Paper, books, and magazines
- Metal items such as microwaves, dishwashers, and bicycles (excludes Freon appliances which have a fee)
- Up to 3 bags of textiles
- Plastic Bags
- Small Household Appliances such as vacuums and coffee makers
- Automotive and Rechargeable Batteries
- Motor Oil, Brake Fluid and Transmission Fluid
- Packing Peanuts
- CPUs and Laptops
Other items such as televisions, car tires, and mattresses are accepted for additional fees. For a full list of materials and details on fees please visit www.recycleannarbor.org
In addition to being open on Mondays (8:30am -1:30pm) through 9/29/14, the Drop-Off Station is regularly open Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am – 6:30pm, and Saturdays 9:00am to 6:00pm. 734-971-7400.