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Waste Reduction & Recycling
The Materials Management Division works to reduce waste, improve recycling, and keep toxins out of the environment. Our efforts help put materials to their best use and provide value to the community.
The Home Toxics Reduction Program provides Washtenaw County residents with a disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic and corrosive materials.
County Clean-Up Days
The Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office and Board of Public Works, as well as several community partners, will be sponsoring Environmental Clean-up Days for Washtenaw County residents. These events provide opportunities for residents to dispose of many unwanted household items in a safe and sustainable manner.
How Do I Dispose Of
Learn how to dispose of medication, electronics, sharps, home toxics, fertilizer and other materials.
Find resources and assistance on recycling as a business. Our staff is happy to work with organizations to improve recycling and waste reduction rates!
Home Recycling Resources
Most areas of Washtenaw County offer some form of recycling services. Please contact your municipal office for the most up-to-date information on what is available to residents in your area.
Solid Waste Planning
The Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management System consists of collection, transfer, processing and disposal facilities. The network of system facilities are utilized to support "enhanced waste prevention, reduction, and recycling, composting and sanitary landfill service."
Turning Trash into Treasure
"Turning Trash into Treasure" is a directory of facilities that will reuse or recycle many of your household items. Use this guide to determine where you can recycle, dispose of, donate, and purchase used products in Washtenaw County.
ZeroWaste Washtenaw (Event Recycling & Composting)
Resources to create a zero waste event through composting and recycling.
Public Works has volunteer opportunities available.