Ann Arbor e-waste recycling event approaching with Earth Day
Ann Arbor area residents interested in recycling old electronics like laptops, televisions or telephones have a few upcoming chances.
U-M's Office of Campus Sustainability and the Ann Arbor Public Schools are sponsoring free e-waste recycling events to help residents, small businesses and non-profit organizations get rid of electronics in a more environmentally-friendly way.
They will be hosted by Pioneer High School and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District.
The general public will be able to recycle electronics on April 24 at Pioneer from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local businesses and non-profit organizations can recycle electronics on April 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S. Wagner Road.
It is recommended, but not required, that interested individuals and organizations register ahead of time at http://michigan.poweron.com/p/register.
Last year's e-waste recycling event collected enough electronics to fill 21 semi-trailers and kept 262 tons of hazardous e-waste out of local landfills.
For a complete list of accepted materials, and additional information on the free recycling events, visit: www.climatesavers.umich.edu/e-waste. All equipment is destroyed and recycled in an environmentally sound manner by a fully permitted recycling facility.
The event is happening at part of U-M's commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.