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Posted on Mon, Apr 5, 2010 : 12:26 p.m.

Ann Arbor e-waste recycling event approaching with Earth Day

By Tina Reed

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

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: 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.

Tina Reed covers health and the environment for You can reach her at, call her at 734-623-2535 or find her on Twitter @TreedinAA.


David K

Tue, Apr 6, 2010 : 9:34 p.m.

We're collecting used PCs and Macs to REUSE them for community members that are in need of a computer for Internet access; that's as many as 3,000 families in Washtenaw County. If you have Apple Macs with G4 or newer CPUs or Windows PCs that are charcoal boxes(Pentium 4 or better + XP), consider setting those aside for to collect. Our website will be up by Friday. We'll either destroy the hard drives or wipe the data with dBan and reinstall operating systems. The UM program only collects the equipment to grind them up, not reuse them. Collaborators include Recycle Ann Arbor and Turner Senior Resource Center. Donations are tax deductible.


Mon, Apr 5, 2010 : 10:47 p.m.

Congratulations Ann Harbor for taking e-waste recycling seriously. E-waste recycling is taking over and its nice to see MI residents taking it seriously. - Maurizio Maranghi - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle