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Electronics Recycling Event, May 10

10. May 2008 • Juliew
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The University and the Ann Arbor Public Schools are sponsoring a free joint home electronics recycling event tomorrow, Saturday, May 10. This is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to bring their old electronic devices. There is a long list of accepted items from TVs to cell phones and even cables. Check your attics, basements, and storage lockers for any out-of-date electronic equipment and bring it on down.

The equipment is all shredded and recycled. Nothing is resold or shipped out of the country or dumped, so it is a great opportunity to recycle in an actually environmentally friendly way. Plus it is free!

Note: This is only Saturday (May 10) from 9:00am – 2:00pm so don’t be late!
Pioneer High School Parking Lot (Main Street Entrance)
610 West Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI
For more information, see the Climate Savers web site.

  1. I dropped some stuff off at this event this afternoon, and kudos to whomever organized it. One drove up in one a few traffic lanes, popped the trunk open, and some of the hordes of volunteers hauled the items out of one’s car without the driver even getting out. I was in and out of there in less than a minute. I hope they do this again.

       —Tom Brandt    May. 11 '08 - 02:43AM    #
  2. There were some pretty impressive totals for this event: 1808 cars went through the line. They filled 11 semi-trailers. More than 100 tons of materials were collected (and not sent to landfills or dumped overseas)!

       —Juliew    May. 12 '08 - 01:48AM    #
  3. The Ann Arbor Schools started this last year with Apple and this year with the U of M. You should look for it again next year at this time!

       —Liza    May. 12 '08 - 09:21PM    #
  4. This is actually the third year of the event. Apple has been involved (actually instrumental to the process) all three years. The first year was quite successful, but last year didn’t have the kind of response people hoped for. With the extra boost from the University’s publicity machine, this year’s event far exceeded expectations. I think all parties involved are planning on doing it again next year.

       —Juliew    May. 13 '08 - 01:15AM    #
  5. Actually, not to make a big deal about it, but it is only the second year with AAPS and Apple for the recycling event. I don’t know if U of M was involved in another recycle event prior to this one. It is highly likely that it will return again next year. Here are the stats for this year’s collection:
    Over 1800 cars made drop-offs to the recycle station
    A total of 100 tons of electronic waste was collected
    This is 3 times the quantity collected last year.


       —Liza    May. 13 '08 - 11:06PM    #