Don't miss: Climate Savers hosts electronics recycling
Climate Savers Computing Initiative, in conjunction with local partners at all three campuses, is hosting free e-waste recycling events to help area residents, small businesses and non-profits responsibly recycle electronics.
Hours at all three campuses are 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
In Ann Arbor, e-waste events, sponsored by Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, are: for the general public, May 9 at Pioneer High School (Main Street entrance), 610 W. Stadium; and for local business and non-profit groups, May 7-8 at the WISD District Office Parking Lot, 1819 S. Wagner Road.
In Flint, e-waste events, sponsored by the Genesee County Land Bank are: for the general public, May 9 at West Hemphill and South Grand Traverse at the Genesee Business Center (formerly Great Lakes Tech Center); and for local business and non-profit organizations, May 7-8 at the Genesee Business Center.
In Dearborn, e-waste events, sponsored by Ford Land, are: for the general public, May 9 at the Ford Fairlane Program Center, 780 Town Center Drive; and for local business and non-profit organizations, May 7-8 at the Ford Fairlane Program Center.
Electronic waste frequently contains hazardous materials, including lead and mercury, which can harm the environment. E-waste includes everything from laptop and desktop computers to televisions and telephones.
This is the second year U-M has hosted free e-waste recycling. Last year collected e-waste filled 11 semitrailers, keeping 145 tons of hazardous e-waste out of landfills. For a list of accepted materials and more information, go to www.climatesavers.umich.edu/e-waste.
All U-M-owned equipment must be disposed of through Property Disposition. If Property Disposition cannot resell an item, it will be recycled through Occupational Safety and Environmental Health in accordance with state and federal regulations.