E-waste recycling event offers 'earth-friendly' way to dispose of electronics
Looking to get rid of an old laptop or TV in an environmentally responsible way? The University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public Schools will be offering their 5th annual e-waste recycling event in early May.
The event is free and offers an opportunity to safely dispose of computer equipment, televisions and telephones — all of which may contain such hazardous materials as lead or mercury.
This year's drop-off points will be Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Boulevard, and the offices of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, located at 1819 S. Wagner Road.
Businesses and non-profit organizations can drop off electronic items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3 and May 4 at the WISD. Pre-registration is requested, but not mandatory. You can pre-register by clicking here.
The general public can drop off electronics from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5 at Pioneer High. Enter from Main Street near the corner of West Stadium.
The e-waste recycling event is being coordinated by the U-M Office of Campus Sustainability. Last year's event collected enough electronic items to fill 20 semi-trailers. For more information on the event and for a complete list of materials that will be accepted, click here.