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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

Tel: (734)-475-6160

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

Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings:

May 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
June 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Meetings are held at the WWRA Facility. For details and schedule, see our Meetings Information page

News & Updates


May 23, 2023

The WWRA website now features a Frequently Asked Questions page, full of highly specific or frequently held concerns in the…


Winter Glass Recycling

April 26, 2023

After a long winter of not being able to ship off our glass recyclables, we shipped out 72 tons of…


Happy Earth Day 2023!

April 22, 2023

Happy Earth Day!! Here’s 5 tips to make the Earth Better and 3 Earth day Facts! 1. Expand your 3R’s!…



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.