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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:

December 13, 2023: 7:00 PM  Chelsea City Council Chambers

January 10, 2024: 7:00 PM Chelsea City Council Chambers

For details and schedule, see our Meeting Information page

News & Updates

Real or Fake Christmas Trees?

December 5, 2023

Real or Fake trees: Let’s talk about it! Both real and fake Christmas trees CANNOT be recycled and have intensive…


Wrapping Paper Recycling

December 1, 2023

Gift Wrap: Let’s talk about it! Many types of wrapping paper are recyclable, and some are even made out of…


Black Friday

November 24, 2023

Did you know that US waste increases by 25% after Black Friday sales? The majority of this waste comes from…



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.