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Welcome to the WWRA!

Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) is a partnership of five municipalities working together to find alternative ways to handle waste and promote recycling. WWRA operates independently of the City of Chelsea and is funded by two assessments that appear on the Winter Tax bill. One assessment is for paying the bond used to buy new equipment and the other is an operational assessment.

What can I recycle (and NOT recycle)?

WWRA offers weekly curbside recycling to Chelsea residents and provides convenient drop-off bins throughout our entire service area. REMINDER: We cannot recycle plastic bags. Thank you for your cooperation!

Click here to view our complete list of what can be recycled at the WWRA.

Click here to view options for items we DO NOT accept.

Here's a downloadable flier!

Check out our Video page!

Stay on top of the latest tips and info brought to you by the WWRA, starring Reggie the Recycling Raccoon!

Here's our Video page!


WWRA shares a location with the City of Chelsea Solid Waste Department at 8025 Werkner Road.

Please note that the WWRA is a separate entity from the "transfer station/dump" and we have separate hours, access, etc.

See our Location page for maps and recycling bin site locations.

Contact Us



Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings:

March 27, 2024 7:00 PM

April 24, 2024 7:00 PM

May 22, 2024 7:00 PM

For details and schedule, see our Meeting Information page

News & Updates

Chelsea Update

February 14, 2024

The WWRA was recently featured in the Chelsea Update. Read the article about the WWRA’s digital outreach here.   Learn…


Super Bowl Recycling

February 11, 2024

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Whether you’re rooting for the Chiefs or the 49ers (or you’re just sad the Lions aren’t…


Inclement Weather

January 12, 2024

Bundle up! With the winter weather rolling in, follow the WWRA on social media for updates and check our news…



Applications are taken on an ongoing basis. For more information, contact the Facility Manager, Marc Williams, at wwrafacilitymanager@gmail.com or by phone (734) 475-6160.