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Posted on Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 4:39 p.m.

Single stream recycling begins Monday in Chelsea

By Staff

Chelsea will switch to singlestream recycling on Monday, when residents no longer will have to sort their recyclables, according to a report on Chelsea Update.

The program comes as the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority makes the switch following a $3.5 million upgrade to its facility, according to the report.

The switch also affects residents of surrounding townships.

Ann Arbor made the switch to single stream in July 2010. In the first year of the switch, Ann Arbor's recycling rates increased by 24 percent, and trash tonnages were reduced by 10 percent.

Read the full story on the change for Chelsea.



Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 1:21 p.m.

Do you know when the new household recycling carts will be delivered? We were sent a brochure and had to pick a cart size and pre-order on-line. If the carts don't arrive today/tomorrow, are we supposed to continue to put our multiple sorted bins at the curb?


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 4:30 a.m.

I had the same question, so I called. The guy said there was a delay producing the new bins, but they'd probably be delivered this week. In the meantime, just use any suitable receptacle to put the recycling by the curb.

Paula Gardner

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 11 p.m.

$3.5 million, indeed. Just made that correction.


Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 10:21 p.m.

Let me tell you, this system has made all the difference here in Ann Arbor, where nowadays the pumpkins grow bigger, everybody wins all their softball games, peaches stay fresh for weeks, and Granma's arthritis hasn't flared up in so long she's re-joining the beach volleyball team.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 9:48 a.m.

This is really good stuff. Can I use this?

Kitty O'Brien

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 9:07 p.m.

You might want to specify $3.5 what. Assuming 3.5 million?