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Alan Scafuri on April 7th, 2014

Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) is asking residents to please place shredded paper in clear plastic bags rather than including these strips of paper in with their other recyclables. They request that people do not dump the shredded paper into the drop-off center bins, rather separate the shredded paper into clear bags so they can [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 4th, 2014

Employees at the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) recently found the bracelet pictured here on the recycling  sorter conveyer belt and would like to return it to its owner. If you recognize this bracelet, please call 475-6160 and leave a message. A representative from WWRA will return the phone call as soon as possible.

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 4th, 2014

At the request of Dexter, Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan townships as well as Washtenaw County, the Chelsea City Council unanimously approved a township clean-up day on May 17 at the city’s Werkner Road solid waste and recycling facility Monday night. The clean-up day will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will allow [...]

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Alan Scafuri on March 2nd, 2014

The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) board released the final sales numbers for 2013 this week, and said WWRA earned $562,000 for recyclable materials sold. This is $110,000 less than what was earned in 2012, despite selling more material. The reason? Prices paid in 2013 for recyclable materials never returned to what they had been [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 16th, 2014

If you are a Chelsea resident and have a 64-gallon recycling bin and would like to exchange it for a smaller 35-gallon bin, you’re in luck. Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) has two smaller bins available to people who already have a larger one and would like to exchange them. WWRA reminds folks that if [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 10th, 2014

The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority board re-elected Frank Hammer of Chelsea as the chairman of the board on Wednesday, Jan. 8, while Jason Maciejewski of Dexter Township was elected as the vice chairman. Nanette Havens of Lima Township was re-elected as treasurer and Mary Jane Maze of Lyndon Township was elected secretary for the board. [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 30th, 2013

The Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority would like to remind Chelsea residents that curbside pick-up of recycling this week will be one day later. The west side of the city and Main Street will have its recycling picked up on Thursday, Jan. 2. The east side of the city will have its recycling picked up on [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 24th, 2013

By Alan Scafuri Because Thursday is Thanksgiving, pick up for eastside residential recycling in the City of Chelsea will take place on Friday, Nov. 29. As always, the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) thanks residents for their patience and cooperation; without you, recycling in Western Washtenaw wouldn’t so successful. The new bin order is due [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 10th, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer, chairman of the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority Board, for the information in this column.) In 1990, reducing the landfill foot print was a concern of local communities in Western Washtenaw County. Recycling was one way to accomplish that goal, and several municipalities on the west side of [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 3rd, 2013

(Please note that a special telephone number has been set up for checking on the availability of extra bins. It has been noted in the story.) By Alan Scafuri The new Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) recycling bins will be here within the next couple of weeks, and distributed to residents who have placed orders [...]

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