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Lisa Allmendinger on August 6th, 2017

By Shawn Personke (Chelsea Update would like to thank the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this story as well.) Marc Williams has seen a few funny and strange things in his 10 years with the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority. Like the time a World War II era rifle showed up in the […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 21st, 2017

  Slideshow and Story By Shawn Personke It’s May and that means spring cleaning. And thanks to a county-wide partnership, area residents were able empty garages, basements, and closets last Saturday at the annual Washtenaw County Clean-Up Day. Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority was a major player in the project, helping to coordinate the collection of […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 13th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) has found a market for recycled glass, so you can now recycle it again. But, there is a change. When recycling glass please take it to one of the WWRA bin sites, and it should be placed in the compartments specifically marked for glass. This includes Chelsea […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 21st, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Marc Williams for the information in this story.) Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority will be making curbside pickups on Friday, Nov. 25. This is one day later than usual – because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24.

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Marc Williams for the information in this story.) Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority will be making curbside pickups on Friday, Nov. 25. This is one day later than usual – because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24.

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 3rd, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this column.) Hi, folks. Reggie has been hunkered down for the winter, but is back with more news. While he was gone, WWRA has made some changes. Reggie last wrote about the departure of Phil Bolyard, the […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 15th, 2016

At the Feb. 1 Chelsea City Council meeting, Peter Feeney was named as the new city representative on the Chelsea Area Fire Authority Board and Melissa Johnson was named as the alternate. Jane Pacheco was chosen as the new Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority board member and Frank Hammer was chosen as the alternate. In addition, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 10th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this column.) Reggie is accepting, with regrets, the retirement of Phil Bolyard, who for the past eight years has effectively managed the day-to-day operations at the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA). His last day was Dec. 15, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 15th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) for the information in this column.) Reggie remembers how, in Alice in Wonderland (also known as Through the Looking Glass), Alice found herself in a place where up was down, yes meant no, and cats faded from view even as […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 8th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this column.) Reggie is sad to report that the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) advisory board has made the decision to ask residents to stop sending glass for recycling. No clear glass, no green glass, no wine […]

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