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Electronic Waste Collection Events

New Event!

Electronics Collection and Document/Paper Shredding
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9 am to 12 noon
Compuware Sports Arena parking lot
14900 Beck Road
Please use North Entrance

The following items will be accepted:

Computers, Laptops, Keyboards & Mice, CRT & LCD monitors
TV's, VCR's, CD Players & DVD Players
Printers & Fax Machines
Stereo's & Speakers
Cell Phones & Telephones
Microwave Ovens & Christmas Lights
Game Consoles & Handheld Electronic Devices
Computer Parts & Miscellaneous Cables

Contact the Solid Waste Department for more information at 734-414-1452.

Why should I recycle my old electronics?

Electronic products are made from valuable resources and highly engineered materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture them. Reusing and recycling consumer electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing virgin materials.

For example:

Recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 US homes in a year.

One metric ton of circuit boards can contain 40 to 800 times the concentrations of gold ore mined in the US and 30-40 times the concentration of copper ore mined in the US.

Consumer electronics may be responsible for 40% of the lead found in landfills.