Metro Detroit/Southeast MI Reuse & Recycling

Dinosaur at Recycle Here by Sir EDW (2015) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, on Flickr

Arts & Crafts Supplies:
Arts & Scraps is an amazing creative reuse center in Detroit, MI. They will take donations of selected arts and crafts materials.

The Scrap Box in Ann Arbor, MI is also an creative reuse center, but have (as of this writing) reached their capacity for donations. Check back soon!

Bookstock, a project of the Jewish Community Relations council, accepts donations of gently used books, vinyl records, CD’s, DVD’s and audiobooks. They have a major sale each spring and proceeds go to benefit Metro Detroit area literacy and educational programs.

Electronics Recycling:
eCycle Opportunities, a program of JVS Detroit, accepts many kinds of electronic waste for recycling. They will also destroy hard drives.

Many residential neighborhoods have curbside recycling pickup. In Detroit, we shared a single bin with our upstairs neighbors which was picked up every other week. When things started to overflow, I would take my recyclables to the Recycle Here drop-off location. The friendly staff will assist you in depositing a variety of household recyclable items.

In my current apartment complex outside of Ann Arbor, we don’t have recycling pickup. Instead, once or twice a month I take my clean recyclables to the Recycle Ann Arbor Drop Off Station located at 2950 E. Ellsworth Road. The Drop Off Station charges $3.00 per visit for household recyclables. For a bulk discount, you can purchase a punch card good for 10 visits for $25.00 ($2.50/visit).

Last updated December 8, 2016.