Friday, April 9, 2010

Ann Arbor Celebrating Earth Day with Free E-Recycling Event on April 24

In celebration of Earth Day, a free e-waste recycling event will be held in Ann Arbor on April 24. Whether you’re de-cluttering your Ann Arbor condominium to prepare it for sale or just doing some spring cleaning, this event is a good way to safely dispose of electronics in an environmentally-friendly way.

Electronic waste- laptops, televisions, telephones, cell phones, and DVD players- are often thrown into landfills. U-M's Office of Campus Sustainability and the Ann Arbor Public Schools have partnered together to provide Ann Arbor residents, small businesses, and non-profit organizations with a convenient way to recycle their e-waste.

Ann Arbor residents can recycle their electronics on April 24 at Pioneer High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local businesses and non-profit organizations are invited to bring their electronics to the Washtenaw Intermediate School District at 1819 S. Wagner Road on April 22 or 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Twenty-one semi-trailers full of waste were collected at last year’s e-waste recycle event, which kept 262 tons of hazardous e-waste out of landfills. Visit to register ahead of time (not mandatory, but is appreciated). For a complete list of accepted materials, and additional information on the free recycling events, visit All electronics will be and recycled in an environmentally sound manner by a recycling facility.

Image courtesy Flickr: Extra Ketchup

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