See below for some recycling, reuse, and zero waste resources.
- Auntie Yvonne’s Community Free Store – it is run like a thrift shop, but everything is free. There is no limit on how long you shop or how often you come back to shop. Where: 1515 S. Harris Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 (inside the former St. Mark Lutheran Church building). When: Business hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 4pm and Saturdays 10am – 2 pm. Looking to donate?: Donate no longer needed or wanted items – clothing, housewares, shoes, books, and small appliances. Donate during the business hours or leave items in the cupboards on the south side of the building by the glass doors near the parking lot.
- BYOC Co. – BYOC Co. (Bring Your Own Container) is a store where you can bring your own containers to refill household cleaning and personal care products.
- livezerowaste.org – a website with zero waste tips. Check out the "Swaps" tab for some great ideas!
- Recycle Ann Arbor – this is Ann Arbor's recycling system. Check out the items accepted for recycling at the "Drop-Off Station" (you don't have to live in Ann Arbor to use the Drop-Off Station!). Find out what you can recycle in Ann Arbor by searching the "A - Z Recycling Guide".
- Recycling Raccoons - a website that highlights Michigan's recycling rules. Check out the resources tab for reference sheets, as well as this coloring sheet.
- Resilient Washtenaw – Washtenaw County is planning to be carbon neutral by 2035. This website includes a map, where you can list places you have seen the impact of climate change (for example, flooding, etc.). Interested in looking at more local climate action plans? Check out the Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations's A2Zero Climate Action Plan.