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Posted on Sun, Nov 27, 2011 : 10:18 a.m.

From June to November, 'significant increases' in e-waste recycling in Saline

By Lisa Allmendinger

The e-numbers are in.

Saline's second electronic waste event numbers in November show a "significant increase" from the city's first event in June, says David Rhoads, a Saline city councilman and a member of the Environmental Commission.

He said in an email that the Nov. 5 free event organized by The Fifth Corner and the city's Environmental Commission brought in 43,916 pounds compared with 27,657 pounds in June.

In total, 71,573 pounds of electronic waste has been recycled by the city this year.

"This community-wide effort has resulted in 36 tons of electronics collected for recycling and kept much of it out of landfills," he said.

In fact, a spring date has already been set. The next e-waste recycling day will be April 28.

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