Unwanted prescription drugs, old electronics being collected Saturday in Ann Arbor
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. people can take unwanted prescription drugs to various law participating enforcement agencies for disposal:
- Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 2201 Hogback Road in Ann Arbor
- Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety at 6227 W. Michigan Ave. in Pittsfield Township
- Saline Police Department at 100 N. Harris Road in Saline
The University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public Schools will be hosting an electronic waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer High School at 601 W. Stadium Blvd., in Ann Arbor.
The e-waste event is free to the public and there is no limit to the amount of old or outdated electronics people can bring.
Accepted materials include: CRT monitors, LCD displays, laptops, servers, wires, cables, keyboards, mice, speakers, hard drives, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, stereo systems, camcorders, cameras, radios, video game systems, cellphones, pagers, telephones, fax machines, copiers, typewriters, microwaves, printers and scanners.
Materials that will not be accepted include smoke detectors, household appliances, hairdryers, light bulbs and CRT screens that are broken or cracked.
All materials collected at the events will be dissembled into raw materials at facilities in the U.S. for re-use. Storage devices like hard drives will be mechanically shredded.