Beyond the Diag - Off Campus Housing

Are you leaving your rental or starting a new lease and need to get rid of trash, useful household items, or recycling? The City of Ann Arbor can help!

The city is offering trash, reuse, and recycling services to students and their landlords 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on the following dates: August 15 -16; 18; 21 – 23; 25; and 27 – 29 at 2000 South Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor. You can drop off your items at this location for free during these hours. Please note that any illegal dumping during off hours is subject to fines. You can find a list of accepted and prohibited materials below, but if you have any other questions about this event, visit the city’s website a2gov.org/studentmove or contact Customer Service at 734.994.7336 or customerservice@a2gov.org.

Reuse, Donate, and Recycle

The city is working with the University of Michigan to promote reuse and recycling:

https://ocs.umich.edu/programs/waste-reduction/student-move-in-move-out.

Before you bring items to the city’s move out site, check out these donation and reuse options:

https://www.a2gov.org/departments/trash-recycling/Pages/Reuse.aspx.

Accepted and Unacceptable Materials

Accepted materials for reuse: The city has invited Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation to participate in reusing unwanted items. Kiwanis may accept gently used clothing; clean mattresses; furniture and working electric appliances including refrigerators.

Accepted recycling: scrap metal, cardboard, mixed paper; metal cans; glass bottles and jars; plastic bottles, containers and tubs; "Aseptic" and "Tetrapak" cartons. Visit the city’s website for more details. You can also place these items in carts or dumpsters at your residence.

Accepted trash: Bagged trash; discarded furniture (if you can lift it into the dumpster without City staff assistance).

Unacceptable materials: Freon containing appliances; refrigerators; televisions; electronics; construction debris: wood, wallboard, flooring, tile, wires, spools, pallets, and any material of a similar nature; carpet; liquids of any kind; paint; yard waste; food waste; compost; biohazardous or hazardous waste; ovens and dishwashers; bathtubs and hot tubs; trailers or boats; material that needs to be broken down to place into the dumpsters; material that you cannot unload yourself. Many of these unaccepted materials can be taken to Washtenaw County’s Home Toxics Center, the Drop-off Station, or Recycle Ann Arbor’s Recovery Yard.