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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column.) We know there are many items that people need to get rid of, but they are too heavy, toxic, dirty, or just plain embarrassing, to take one by one to the proper places. So in the spring, Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority [...]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: ‘Whoo Hoo. Spring Clean-up is here at last’

The Lima Township Board met on Monday, April 13, and announced that it plans to prepare a township hall survey to be distributed to residents later this spring. Discussion continues concerning whether to renovate and add on to the existing township hall or to build a new one. An ad hoc committee was formed to [...]

Continue reading about Lima Township Board to survey residents on Township Hall expansion; thanks Bill Coury for his service

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column.) Reggie the Recycling Raccoon sure had fun at Manchester’s Math and Science night last month teaching folks about recycling and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority. Lots of kids (and their parents), from about age 3 to 12, came to meet Reggie, [...]

Continue reading about Reggie, the Recycling Raccoon says: ‘I had a blast at Klager Elementary School at Math and Science Night’

Lisa Allmendinger on April 5th, 2015

Reggie the Recycling Racoon is taking a little break this week and unlike my dogs, he begrudgingly agreed to wear bunny ears for his photo. So for today, he’s Reggie the Rabbit-Ear Recycling Racoon who reminds residents to throw out the fake Easter basket grass, but if you want to recycle the plastic eggs or [...]

Continue reading about Reggie the (Rabbit-Ear) Recycling Racoon says Happy Easter readers

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column.) Long-time recyclers remember when recycling paper required several sortings—colored from white, no envelopes with windows, and never mix newsprint with better quality paper. Those days are over—now,  with the new single stream system, you do not have to separate any of [...]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Recycle those papers and magazines, don’t waste them

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column.) It is a wonderful time of year when the buds start forming and the birds can be heard chirping.  Everyone is refreshed and dealing with clutter that built up over the winter and deciding to dispose of things that broke last [...]

Continue reading about Reggie Raccoon Says: Spring is arriving, it’s time for lots of recycling activity

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column,) Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) has two missions: the first is managing materials and finding buyers for them. The second is educating the community to increase the amount of recycling and to minimize the use of the non-recyclable products. This week, [...]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Recycling is a product-driven market; you have the power to change the market

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column. If you have recycling questions or comments, please send them to lallmendinger@sbcglobal.net.) Below are the answers to some questions and comments sent recently. 1. A comment on repurposing plastic bags stated that sheet plastics like Visqueen should be recyclable and not [...]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: ‘Let’s answer reader questions and comments’

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column.) Last week you learned a ditty:  “1 and 2 can live anew, 3 through 8 just don’t rate.” This works for bottles and containers, but for other plastic materials—not so much. You may find yourself asking, “What do I do with [...]

Continue reading about Reggie, the Recycling Raccoon asks: ‘So what do we do with other plastic materials?’

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information and the photos in this column.) If you have been reading this column each week from Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority, you know that Styrofoam and Polystyrene are trash, not recyclable materials. And you may recall that for Polystyrene, which is really non-foamy Styrofoam, you [...]

Continue reading about Reggie, the Recycling Raccoon asks: ‘What’s up with the other plastics?’