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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this column.) Sometimes it is hard to tell if something is paper, which can be recycled, or something else, which can’t. Here is the basic guideline:  If you can tear it, it is paper. For example, the [...]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Let’s talk more about more paper and cardboard recycling

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information and photos in this column.) Reggie the Recycling Raccoon sure had fun at the Chelsea Farmers Market opening day on Saturday. The sun was warm, the vendors friendly, and the visitors, big as well as small, all seemed to recognize Reggie. Here’s a shout-out [...]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon seen at the opening day of the Saturday Chelsea Farmers Market

Reggie the Recycling Racoon made his public debut at the Chelsea Spring Expo last Saturday hosted by the Chelsea Area Senior Center at the Washington Street Education Center and met a lot of people. He hopes you enjoy the photo gallery and that you found the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority booth at the event and [...]

Continue reading about Reggie sez check out these photos of my debut at the Chelsea Spring Expo

(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