* General public: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Pioneer High School. Enter from Main Street (at the corner of W. Stadium Blvd).
* Local businesses and non-profit organizations: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 22 and 23, Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S. Wagner Road. Pre-registration at http://michigan.poweron.com/p/register is requested to ensure adequate staffing, but is not required.
“Our goal is to give individuals and organizations a no-cost way to dispose of electronic equipment responsibly. The e-waste event enables residents and businesses the ability to get rid of equipment in a way that doesn’t harm the environment nor put data at risk,” said Terry Alexander, executive director of the UM Office of Campus Sustainability.
E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the country and frequently contains hazardous materials like lead and mercury, which can adversely affect the environment. The free disposal event for everything from laptops to desktops to televisions and telephones keeps these electronics out of landfills and recaptures raw materials that can be reused to manufacture new items.
This is the third year UM has sponsored free e-waste recycling. The 2009 event filled 21 semi-trailers and kept 262 tons of hazardous e-waste out of local landfills.
For a complete list of accepted materials, and additional information on the free recycling events, visit: www.climatesavers.umich.edu/e-waste.