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U-M And The Ann Arbor Schools Will Take Your Electronic Waste This Weekend

May 6, 2016

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Now's your chance to get rid of that old computer, telephone, or other electronic device that's ben gathering dust in your garage.

The University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public Schools are holding their annual electronic waste recycling event tomorrow in the Pioneer High School Parking Lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Barbara Hagan is U-M's sustainability representative.  She says all of the collected material will be disposed of safely and responsibly.


"A lot of people are afraid that these things are going to be shipped overseas to have little kids pulling them apart.  That is not the case.  This is all done responsibly here in North America."

Hagan says, over the last six years, the program has helped divert more than 1,800 tons of material from local landfills.

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— Taylor Pinson is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org