Ann Arbor offers new compost carts at discount
Ann Arbor residents can pre-order new compost carts through the city for a one-time fee of $25 per cart through July 30, the city said.
Rolling compost carts allow for the disposal of yard debris in paper yard waste bags, as well as fruit and vegetable scraps for municipal collection and processing.
Ann Arbor’s fall leaf management program will no longer offer two curbside pickups of street leaves, but will pick up leaves weekly through the compostables program between April and November.
The carts, which will be available in 32-gallon, 64-gallon or 96-gallon sizes, will be delivered to homes in mid-September. The price represents a bulk-ordered discount rate; carts are typically $50 each.
Those interested in purchasing a cart can order them at www.a2gov.org/compost to add the payment the next water bill, place an order in person at 220 E. Huron or call 734-994-7336, ext. 0.
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