The growing demand for consumer electronic equipment and the marketing of new features has caused rapid growth in the generation of unwanted electronics, known as electronic waste, or e-waste.
The term e-waste can include computer equipment, televisions, printers, fax machines and telephones. Basically, it’s most items with a plug. If not reused or recycled, e-waste ends up in our landfills. Items NOT accepted at e-waste events include large household appliances, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.
Do you have old computers, TVs or outdated cell phones stored in the basement or closet? Just upgraded your laptop? Have a broken microwave to get rid of? Instead of holding onto those old electronics – drop them off for recycling on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Power Park located at 45175 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi 48375. This FREE E-Waste drop-off event is open to all Michigan residents, schools and businesses from 9am – 1pm.
This free e-waste collection event is sponsored by the Recycling Authority, in partnership with Vintage Tech Recyclers (www.vintagetechrecyclers.com).
Computers and components, televisions and other electronics can contain hazardous materials that are also valuable resources that can be re-used or recycled. In order to conserve natural resources and the energy needed to produce new electronic equipment from virgin resources, electronic equipment should be refurbished, reused and recycled whenever possible.
“Consumer electronic products account for nearly 40% of the lead found in landfills. Residents are encouraged to recycle their unwanted electronics through this event to keep potentially toxic and valuable electronic components out of the landfill,” said Michael Csapo, General Manager of the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County.
Accepted items: desktop computers, laptops, computer related equipment, televisions, microwave ovens, small appliances, holiday light strings, cell phones, and gaming systems. More information is available on the RRRASOC website at www.rrrasoc.org or by calling 248-208-2270.