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Lisa Allmendinger on September 1st, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Scriven and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this story.) Looking for something awesome and different to do as a family now that school is back in session? How about visiting the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority‘s Open House Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m.- noon? [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Scriven and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this story.) Bins, bins, bins. Just a quick note to say that Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) has distributed all the available bins. We have placed several more orders as requests have come in and the additions [...]

Continue reading about WWRA: all the recycling bins have been claimed, but you can place an order

Lisa Allmendinger on June 30th, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Scriven and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this story.) Recycling usually scheduled to be picked up on Thursdays, won’t be picked up on Friday this week since this Thursday is the July 4 holiday. Yesterday, I spent the whole day in the past, trying [...]

Continue reading about WWRA: Rummaging through the past can lead to a better future

Lisa Allmendinger on June 23rd, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority and Laura Scriven for the information in this column.) It’s our responsibility. We (as residents of the planet) have a responsibility not only to those around us, but also to future residents. We’ve become a very wasteful culture with all the fast, convenient food and [...]

Continue reading about WWRA: How long does it take for stuff to decompose?

Lisa Allmendinger on May 26th, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Western Washtenaw recycling Authority and Laura Scriven for the information in this column.) Let’s talk about bins. Bins are those containers in the City of Chelsea that residents use for curbside pick-up of their recycling materials. However, there seems to be some confusion about them. Here is what is [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 19th, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Scriven and Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this column.) Last week, I talked about how recycling can save you money. This week, I am giving you the numbers. Americans throw approximately 35 tons of 16 ounce plastic bottles away each hour. One recycled ton of [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 12th, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority and Laura Scriven for the information in this column.) The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) single-stream facility on Werkner Road is now open for free tours for your club or group. Tours take about an hour long and include a video, an activity, and [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 5th, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Scriven and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this column.) People everywhere are pinching their pennies and making sacrifices in their lifestyles to make ends meet. Why, then, are some people, literally throwing away their money? When Frank Hammer, chairman of Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 31st, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Scriven and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this story.) Friday, March 22 was Math and Science Night at Klager Elementary School in Manchester, and Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) was pleased to be invited to participate. We were asked to prepare materials to teach [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 27th, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Scriven and Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information and photos in this story.) The numbers are in for 2012. At Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority the last few months have seen a lot of changes and it is exciting to see what those changes mean in black and [...]

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