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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




Marc Williams, wwrafacilitymanager@gmail.com

Karissa O'Quinn, wwraeduoutreach@gmail.com

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

Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings:

August 28, 2024 7:00 PM

September 25, 2024 7:00 PM

October 23, 2024 7:00 PM

For details and schedule, see our Meeting Information page

News & Updates

Should I Compress or Squish Recyclables?

July 22, 2024

Should you try to squish recyclables before recycling? The answer is… YES! Before recycling, try to compact recyclables like cardboard…


Styrofoam Drop off this Friday-Saturday

July 22, 2024

A closed cell foam recycling drop off will be held on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 from 10…


Recycling Sensitive Documents

July 15, 2024

Let’s talk about recycling sensitive documents. Sensitive documents, including bills, tax information, and medical records contain personal information that could…



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.