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Recycling Cart Stickers and Changes To Materials Collected (June 2022)

During the week of June 27 to July 1, 2022, the City will be applying updated stickers to curbside recycling carts. Residents are advised to place recycling carts curbside during this week, even if the cart isn't full.

The new stickers reflect recent changes in materials that can be collected curbside.

  • Scrap metal and shredded paper are NO longer accepted in curbside carts, but may be recycled at the Drop-Off-Station.

  • The only plastics now accepted curbside are rinsed and dry plastic bottles, tubs and containers, specifically #1, #2 and #5 plastics.

For more information, visit the City's website about recycling:


From the City's website:

Curbside recycling​ guide

Recycle Ann Arbor has an interactive A to Z recycling guide (https://www.recycleannarbor.org/a-z-recycling-guide) with a keyword search ability. ​​​


  • Paper, such as ​newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, office paper, cardboard, frozen food and cereal-type boxes

  • Metal cans​​​

  • Glass bottles and jars, remove tops​

  • Cleaned​ plastic bottles, containers and tubs (screw on caps: keep on,​ flat plastic lids: throw away)​

  • "Aseptic" and "Tetrapak" cartons. These are typically​ used for milk, juice, soymilk, chicken broth, almond milk, etc.

Keep caps on plastic, remove from glass



*These items can be taken to the​ Drop-Off Stati​on. See their website for restrictions and additional recycling details: https://www.recycleannarbor.org/divisions/drop-off-station/about