Free e-Waste events this week encourage responsible recycling

April 22, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements, Updates & Resources

Schools, Government, Non-Profits, Small and Medium Business, and Commuters are all welcome to participate in two e-Waste events held this week.

Business, Non-Profits and Commuters e-Waste Event: Thursday, April 23 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Friday, April 24 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. U-M State Street Commuter Parking lot, 2694 S State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (Map it)

Public e-Waste Event: Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (enter via Main St. driveway) (Map it)

Pre-registration is requested to ensure adequate staffing, but is not required. You can pre-register at: http://michigan.poweron.com/p/register

Details About the e-Waste events:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Accepted Materials
  • Electronic waste, or e-Waste, is the fastest growing waste stream in the country.
  • e-Waste is consuming too much landfill space.
  • Electronics should be properly recycled.
  • Untreated e-Waste may contain hazardous materials, which can adversely affect the environment.

Conserve Natural Resources:

  • Consumer electronics contain materials that require the mining of raw materials. They are highly recyclable.
  • Electronics recycling technology separates commodity streams of metals, plastics and glass, and processes these materials for reuse in new products.

Recycling Responsibly Is the Right Thing to Do:

  • All equipment collected will be destroyed and recycled in the U.S. in accordance with all local, state and federal guidelines, regulations and laws pertaining to the collection, transportation and recycling of electronics equipment.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that as much as 80% of discarded consumer electronics in the U.S. ends up in developing countries where environmental and workers’ health and safety laws are non-existent. This practice also fuels a multibillion-dollar industry of identity theft in these countries.

All U-M-owned equipment must be disposed of through Property Disposition. If Property Disposition cannot resell an item, Property Disposition will recycle it through U-M Occupational Safety & Environmental Health in accordance with state and federal regulations.

For tips on recycling your e-Waste at other times, see the EPA website

Website: http://www.ocs.umich.edu/ewaste_event.html

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