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Another electronic recycling event May 10, 9 am-2 pm at Pioneer High




Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS)
and the Climate Savers Computing Initiative @ the University of
Michigan (CSCI@umich.edu) are sponsoring free e-waste recycling
events to responsibly recycle electronic equipment.

• General public: May 10, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pioneer High School
Parking Lot, 601 W. Stadium Blvd.
• Local business and non-profit organizations: May 8-9, 9 a.m. – 2
p.m.,

Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) - District
Office Parking Lot, 1819 S. Wagner Rd.

E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the country. It
consumes landfill space while its raw materials could be reused to
manufacture new materials. Untreated e-waste may contain hazardous
materials like lead and mercury, which can adversely affect the
environment.

"Every year, Earth Day reminds Americans of their responsibility to
the future of the environment. As technology rapidly changes, new
environmental issues arise. It's extremely important that we
recognize the negative environmental impacts of e-waste," said Bill
Wrobleski, project director of the CSCI @ U-M. "This is a great
opportunity for the community to get old or unused electronic
equipment out of their homes without creating more waste, and without
putting their data at risk."

All e-waste items dropped-off during the designated times at Pioneer
High School and the WISD District Office will be recycled responsibly
by an EPA-certified company. The collected equipment will be
destroyed and recycled in the U.S. in accordance with all local,
state and federal guidelines, regulations and laws pertaining to the
collection, transportation and recycling of electronics equipment.

The CSCI @ U-M is a new green computing effort focused on saving
energy and conserving natural resources. The two-year project aims to
spread awareness about computers' energy consumption, build best
practices and change behaviors on and off campus.

For more information and a complete list of accepted materials,
visit: http://climatesavers.umich.edu/e-waste/
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