Ann Arbor’s summer recycling tagging program to end on Friday

Recycling truck. (Recycle Ann Arbor)

ANN ARBOR – The city’s annual Feet on the Street cart-tagging program will come to an end on Friday.

Each year, the city dispatches recycling “detectives” who investigate residential recycling carts and give real-time, tailored feedback in an effort to improve and streamline local recycling practices.

As a reminder, the city asks that residents remember to follow these rules when deciding which items to toss into their recycling bins:

Ann Arbor recycling graphic. (City of Ann Arbor)

The initiative by the City of Ann Arbor Public Works and Office of Sustainability and Innovation is funded by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy and is be completed with help from The Recycling Partnership, the Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority (WRRMA), Recycle Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County.

The Recycling Partnership has launched the program in more than 70 cities and towns around the U.S. and some communities reported a 57% drop in nonrecyclables in carts.

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.