County Clean-Up Days
These events rely on volunteers to continue and to run efficiently! To learn more and sign up visit our volunteer sign-up form.
The Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office and Board of Public Works, as well as several community partners, sponsor multiple Clean-Up Days each year for Washtenaw County residents. These events are held in various locations throughout Washtenaw County to provide residents with opportunities to dispose of and recycle many household items in a safe and sustainable manner.
This is a service for Washtenaw County residents only. We can't accept materials from businesses, government agencies, non-profits, or other organizations. Please contact us for referrals to manage non-residential waste.
Space is limited for each event. While we strive to help everyone in line, we reserve the right to close when capacity is reached.
2022 Clean-Up Day Schedule
Can't wait for the next event? View the "other disposal or recycling options" section, below, or contact us for assistance in finding other disposal locations for your materials.
Event-specific flyers for the dates below are typically available about one month prior to the event. Be sure to check the accepted items for the event you would like to attend.
- April 23, 2022 - Chelsea High School
- June 25, 2022 - Northfield Township, Whitmore Lake High School (Click for Facebook event page)
- July 23, 2022 - Augusta Township, Lincoln High School (Click for Facebook Event page)
- July 30, 2022 - Saline High School (Click for Facebook Event page)
- August 27, 2022 - EMU, Ypsilanti (Click for Facebook Event page)
While our Clean-Up Days accept mostly the same items, there can be differences between events. Check the event flyer of the event you plan to attend to confirm your items are accepted.
For any questions or clarifications, call our hotline at (734)222-3950.
Typically* Accepted Items Include:
- Appliances (some events accept freon-containing appliances - check flyers to confirm)
- Bulky Waste (mattresses, furniture, scrap wood, etc. - bulky waste is not accepted at the Clean-Up Day in Chelsea)
- Electronics (televisions, computers, audio and video equipment, etc.)
- Household Hazardous Waste (click for a detailed list of accepted items)
- If all you have is household hazardous waste, consider using the Washtenaw County Home Toxics Center
- Scrap Metal
- Tires (limit of 10 tires, agricultural tires cannot be accepted)
*Events vary on materials accepted, check the specific event flyer you are planning to attend for details.
We strive to work with vendors that put materials to their highest and best use and use responsible recycling practices.
Make your trip smoother and help the event be more efficient by packing vehicles strategically based on the event map in each event flyer. Pack vehicles so the materials most easily reachable are those to be unloaded first by referencing the flow of traffic in the map of the event you plan to attend. Event maps can be found in the flyers above. Please only bring materials you can unload in 20 minutes or less to help keep our lines moving efficiently.
Make a Contribution
These events are FREE! However, there is a suggested $15 donation per car to assist in disposal costs and maintain these community events. Residents may bring up to four tires for free; a $5 donation is suggested for each additional tire. Residents can also bring one television, appliance or computer, but a $10 donation is suggested for each additional item.
Cash and check donations are accepted at the Clean-Up Days at the event's check-in station. Make checks out to Washtenaw County.
We rely on the help of volunteers to run a smooth event for the community! Volunteers primarily help direct traffic and unload materials from resident cars. We provide volunteers with a t-shirt, snacks, drinks, and a lunch. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Questions about Clean-Up Day volunteering? Contact Angela at [email protected] or (734)222-3810.
Other Disposal or Recycling Options
If you've missed a Clean Up Day, can't wait for the next event, or are looking for an alternate location, there's many other options!
Appliances - a selection of locations that can take appliances
Electronics - a selection of locations that can recycle or repair electronics
- Home Toxics Center - Washtenaw County's household hazardous waste program for residents. Cannot accept materials from businesses or out-of-county residents.
- Recycle Ann Arbor Drop-Off Station - Accepts specific hazardous materials like automotive fluids, CFLs, and lithium batteries.
- Fluorescent Bulb Recycling - Locations within Washtenaw County that recycle fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs require special handling and recycling because they contain trace amounts of mercury.
- ERG Environmental Services - Household Hazardous Waste drop-off for residents and businesses regardless of location.
Bulky Waste - information and locations to dispose of or recycle bulky waste such as furniture, scrap wood, mattresses, and other items that do not fit in regular household trash.
Tires - Check out Recycle Ann Arbor's Drop-Off Station or Recovery Yard (fees apply). A tire collection event in Manchester Township will be held on August 20th (click for details and flyer).
If the above items are not what you are looking to dispose of, check out these other comprehensive resources and locations:
- Recycle Ann Arbor Drop-Off Station: Accepts many items including electronics, foam packaging and containers, some home toxics, furniture, and appliances. View the website for more information and fees.
- Washtenaw County Trash to Treasure: This document is an extensive list of locations throughout the county for reuse, recycling, or donation of a wide variety of items.
- Earth 911 Recycling Center Search: A nationwide website database search that finds locations near you for a wide variety of items.
If you can't find your specific item or have more questions about an alternate referral for disposing of your item, contact our hotline at 734-222-3950 or email us at [email protected].