City of Ann Arbor Extends Contract for MRF Operation to Waste Management

City of Ann Arbor Extends Contract for MRF Operation to Waste Management

by Patricia Lesko On the April 3, 2017 City Council agenda is an item submitted by Ann Arbor Public Services Administrator Craig Hupy. The item (AMENDMENT NUMBER 1 TO GENERAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN WASTE MANAGEMENT of MICHIGAN AND THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR FOR SHORT-TERM OPERATION OF ANN ARBOR MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY (MRF) AND WASTE […]

City Staff Agenda Responses Answer Some Questions About Landfilling of Glass Recyclables

City Staff Agenda Responses Answer Some Questions About Landfilling of Glass Recyclables

by Patricia Lesko The Ann Arbor Independent recently reported that for a period of time thought to be several years, prior to July 2016, Ann Arbor’s recycled glass hauled by Recycle Ann Arbor and handled by ReCommunity had been processed (crushed) and then “layered” into the city’s landfill. ReCommunity had a contract with the city from 1993 […]

Trio of Council Members Brush Aside City Staff Concerns, Push to Award Contract to Recycle Ann Arbor

Trio of Council Members Brush Aside City Staff Concerns, Push to Award Contract to Recycle Ann Arbor

by Patricia Lesko Chip Smith (D-Ward 5), Zach Ackerman (D-Ward 3) and Jason Frenzel (D-Ward 1) have put forward a Council resolution that would require city staff to negotiate a contract with Recycle Ann Arbor (RAA)—a subsidiary of the Ann Arbor Ecology Center— no later than March 31 for the operation of the city’s Materials […]

Ecology Center/Recycle Ann Arbor & The Landfilling of Our Recycling

Ecology Center/Recycle Ann Arbor & The Landfilling of Our Recycling

by Patricia Lesko I recently received a long email with the Subject line: City of Ann Arbor Action – MONDAY NIGHT!! from someone named Doug Selby. In his email, Mr. Selby urges me to attend the next City Council meeting to pressure Council members to award the contract to run our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) […]

Sierra Club Endorses Anglin, Eaton, and Kunselman for Ann Arbor City Council

Sierra Club Endorses Anglin, Eaton, and Kunselman for Ann Arbor City Council

The Sierra Club, Huron Valley Group, and Sierra Club, Michigan Chapter today formally announced several endorsements of incumbent City Council members, each facing challengers in the Democratic primary in August. “We are very pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club has endorsed four community leaders who will stand up for our city parks and […]

Campus Sustainability: Progress, but U-M Neither a Leader nor the Best

Campus Sustainability: Progress, but U-M Neither a Leader nor the Best

by John Ball THE UNIVERSITY OF Michigan is showing a positive impact on sustainability as highlighted in the university’s 2014 sustainability report released last week. However, even with the gains, U-M’s efforts to divert trash from landfills, among other goals, still lag far behind both the City of Ann Arbor, as well as colleges in […]

Recycle Ann Arbor Celebrates “America Recycles Day” Nov. 15

Recycle Ann Arbor Celebrates “America Recycles Day” Nov. 15

RECYCLE ANN ARBOR, a local nonprofit organization committed to waste reduction, will be celebrating “America Recycles Day” on Saturday, November 15th (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) at the ReUse Center located at 2420 S. Industrial Hwy. Ann Arbor, 48104. “America Recycles Day” is a national movement started by Keep America Beautiful that happens annually on […]

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