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Electronic Waste Collection Events

 


Wayne County will offer several electronic waste collection days in 2013 that are available at no cost to all Wayne County residents and small businesses (10 or fewer employees). The locations are listed below with the location closest to Plymouth Township highlighted.

All collections run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, September 7th, 2013
9:00am-1:00pm
Plymouth Township, Compuware Sports Arena
14900 Beck Road
Plymouth
 
Saturday, September 14th, 2013
9:00am-1:00pm
Livonia, DPW
12973 Farmington Rd.
Livonia
 
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
8:00am-2:00pm
Redford Township, DPS
12200 Beech Daly Road
Redford
 

The following items will be accepted from Wayne County Residents and small businesses

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

Foe complete list or more information, contact (734)-326-3936


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.
(US EPA-www.epa.gov)