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New downtown trashcans let you recycle bottles and cans

19. June 2008 • Nancy Shore
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Last Friday (during Green Fair , of course). The City unveiled some new green trashcans downtown. I’ve seen one in the Kerrytown area and one on the corner of Liberty and Main Street.

These trash cans are special because they have two sections: one for trash and one for bottles and cans. This allows for more of those items to be recycled.

I couldn’t find out much more about these new “green” green trash cans, but I wouldn’t be surprised if more information surfaces shortly.



  1. Ah yes, I was wondering about these! There is also one on State Street outside of Nickels Arcade and one on S. University. About time Ann Arbor does some on-street recyling! I hope there will be more. Is this the DDA’s doing?


       —Juliew    Jun. 19 '08 - 01:25AM    #
  2. These new green trashcans are a pilot program sponsored by Sandi Smith of the DDA. She introduced the idea, and the DDA decided to see if folks would use them. Ann Arborites are great recyclers, so we are confident that it will be a success. So, when you see a green can, please dispose of your waste accordingly!


       —Leah Gunn    Jun. 19 '08 - 02:45AM    #
  3. Leah,
    Thanks for letting us know who to thank for this.


       —Nancy Shore    Jun. 19 '08 - 01:45PM    #
  4. This is a great idea!


       —Sabra Briere    Jun. 21 '08 - 11:54AM    #
  5. Comment 4 above is mine, not Sabra’s. Sorry I’m having trouble with Sabra’s computer interfacing with Arbor Update; this is the third time I’ve entered this correction.


       —David Cahill    Jun. 21 '08 - 02:04PM    #
  6. It is a superb idea.


       —Kerry D.    Jul. 5 '08 - 08:59PM    #