Sunday, November 27, 2022

Aluminum vs. Tin

 We have been noticing more frequent mis-dumpings of tin cans with aluminum and aluminum in the cans. We ask that you please check your material first before dumping to ensure that it is the right material going into the correct bin. Aluminum is non-magnetic while tin cans are magnetic. Tin cans are usually darker in color and generally heavier in weight than aluminum. When in doubt, please check with a staff member. Thank you for your cooperation!  #RecycleRight #CARAcares


Thursday, November 17, 2022

CARA to be CLOSED on Saturday 11/19/22

 Please be advised that CARA will be CLOSED on Saturday 11/19/22 due to weather conditions. We will re-open on Tuesday 11/22/22 at our regularly scheduled time (8am-12pm). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause! Thank you for your understanding!  

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


 Please be advised that due to upcoming staffing issues, we will be shorthanded for the next few months, which means the possibility of needing to close without being able to provide much notice in advance

To help keep us up and running, we are asking for volunteers that are willing to be trained and help fill in while we are short handed. 

This is also a good time to remind everyone that our staff work outdoors with no heat source. If conditions are unsafe for our workers, we will close for the day, which with our ever-changing weather in Michigan, can also be without much notice. 

Thank you for understanding and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022


Please help support CARA!
*We are still accepting returnables as a donation- Please consider donating them to our cause. We greatly appreciate any and all support! ♻ 💚

Wednesday, October 19, 2022


We have had a lot of new recyclers at CARA lately and just wanted to take a moment to say welcome and thank you for recycling! 

Our hours of operation are: 

Tuesdays 8am-12pm

Thursdays 2pm-6pm

Saturdays 8am-12pm

CARA Acceptable Items List

  • Donations always accepted and appreciated! 

  • We also accept returnable cans and bottles as donation! 

  • Please come pre-sorted as much as possible to expedite drop-off!

  • Do not dump - no recycling available outside of open hours except for businesses/organizations that schedule with staff.