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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2023
Theo Eggermont, Public Works Director
Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office
Ann Arbor, MI. Washtenaw County Water Resources Materials Management Division is proud to announce the 2023 County Clean-Up Day event schedule and the release of a registration system to enhance service at the events.
County residents will have five County Clean-Up Day events this year to dispose of - or recycle - a variety of household items in a safe and responsible manner.
This year, registration will be required to attend any County Clean-Up Day event. This change will allow us to better serve residents by spacing out event traffic arrival time. This strategy should significantly reduce wait times and reduce carbon emissions caused by idling cars at events.
The information collected through registration will also allow us to provide customized information to residents before attending the event. Precise event location and time will be provided to those who register along with helpful packing tips.
Registration for each event will open 6 weeks before the event and close 1 week before the event, or when all slots are filled. Residents can register at washtenaw.org/cleanup.
Materials will only be accepted from Washtenaw County residents. Material from local businesses, government agencies, non-profits, or other organizations is not accepted. Each event varies on what items are accepted; commonly accepted items include:
Sponsors for the County Clean-Up Day events include the City of Ann Arbor, Northfield Township, and Trinity Health Ann Arbor. Residential tire disposal is partly funded by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant.
In addition to the events, we provide information on where hard-to-recycle items are accepted at washtenaw.org/278How-Do-I-Dispose-Of. Residents can also call a recycling hotline at 734-222-3950 for more information.
Our Mission: We seek to inspire the residents and communities of Washtenaw County to protect surface water and the environment while maintaining necessary drainage. Within the authority granted to our office, we provide resources to reduce flooding, dispose of home toxics, and improve water quality.
Visit washtenaw.org/drains for more information.