Ann Arbor, Mich., shuttered its recycling facility more than two years ago due to safety concerns. Since then, area recyclables have been trucked 250 miles to Cincinnati for processing. Now, city officials are discussing the possibility of forming a regional authority to handle recycling and waste collection in the area.
According to a Michigan Live report, Ann Arbor’s city staff recently presented articles of incorporation for a proposed Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority to the City Council. Council members asked for more time to consider the proposal, and more discussion is expected next month.
Michigan Live has more details:
It’s been two and a half years since Ann Arbor shut down its recycling plant due to safety concerns, and local recyclables are still being trucked 250 miles to Cincinnati for processing.
As city leaders look to a more sustainable and less costly future, there’s discussion of forming a regional authority to manage recycling and waste collection in the Ann Arbor area.
Several communities are already on board, including Dexter, Pittsfield Township, Saline and Scio Township.