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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column.) Plastic bags. We use them to hold our produce, bag our groceries, keep our bread fresh, protect our home-delivery newspapers, and cover our dry cleaning. Many people think plastic bags and other soft flexible plastics are recyclable.  And, there was a [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this story.) Publisher’s message: Based on all the suggestions sent to me about WWRA, here is the first in a series of Sunday columns that I hope will answer reader questions. There seems to be some confusion about the mechanics of Chelsea’s solid [...]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon’s Royal Review: Trash Collection and Recycling are Two Very Different Animals

Lisa Allmendinger on January 18th, 2015

(Publisher’s note: Chelsea Update is a big supporter of recycling in Western Washtenaw County and would like to help WWRA stop the proliferation of trash in both the public recycling bins and residential containers. If you can think of ways that WWRA can better educate folks or have suggestions about deterrents, please send me an [...]

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The Lima Township Board met on Monday, Jan. 12, and postponed a scheduled public hearing about the proposed Verizon wireless communications tower. The tower is planned to be erected at 11483 Jackson Road, but will be accessible off Lima Center Road, south of Jackson Road. Verizon has applied for a Special Land Use permit to [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 31st, 2014

The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) reminds Chelsea residents that this week’s recyling pick-up will be Friday due to the New Year’s Day holiday falling on Thursday. Also, please do not include trash and other non recyclable materials in your co-mingled recycling container.

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column.) The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) has had a couple articles in the last weeks addressing the issue of trash in our recycling bins. It appears, for reasons that are not readily defined, that there are still people who think WWRA [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 26th, 2014

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 23rd, 2014

Chelsea residents are reminded that because Christmas and New Year’s Day are on Thursday this year, the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) curbside recycling, which usually takes place on Thursdays, will  take place one day later — on Friday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 2

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 21st, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column.) This week is Christmas, a time of family gatherings, good food and presents. But it is also a time of boxes, wrapping paper and Styrofoam peanuts. And, yes, fruit cakes, too. The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) is asking our area [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 14th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information in this column.) When the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) was formed in 1991, the residents of the area were required to wash containers, remove labels and sort each kind of recycling material.  The residents did just that and they used the recycling bins [...]

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