Posted by: recycleannarbor | May 11, 2016

The City of Ann Arbor Parks Recycling Program Is Back for the 2016 Season

Choose to use the blue bin!Due to its success and overwhelming positive community feedback, the city of Ann Arbor parks recycling program has returned with 23 park locations. Parks were chosen based on the frequency of park users and events, with special consideration for areas with team sports fields, such as baseball and soccer.

The program has been in place since 2014 and each year grows to include a few additional locations. Many of the parks continue to have a 50-100% fill rate (weekly) with recyclable material and low contamination rates.

For the 2016 season (May – November), these parks will have recycling available:

*Newly added parks for the 2016 season

Recycling in the parks is just like recycling at your own home in Ann Arbor- glass, metal, empty plastic bottles & tubs (#1, #2, #4-7), and paper can all go into the single-stream bins. As a reminder, no food waste, Styrofoam, plastic bags or dog waste should go into recycling bins.

The creation of the pilot program stemmed from a section of the City of Ann Arbor’s Solid Waste Resource Plan (2013-2017) focused on increasing “public space recycling” options. The City of Ann Arbor Parks Recycling Pilot Program began in July 2014 and is a partnership between Recycle Ann Arbor (RAA), the City of Ann Arbor’s Solid Waste Division and the City of Ann Arbor’s Parks & Recreation Services Unit.

For more information about the recycling program in the parks, please contact Christine Chessler-Stull at or 734.662.6288 ext.119

To learn more about the City of Ann Arbor parks system, visit; or for details on the recycling program in Ann Arbor, go to


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