Recycle! East Lansing

Recycle! East Lansing (Formerly Project Pride)
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Abbott Center, 1400-1500 Abbot Road
  • Rain or Shine!
The Recycle! East Lansing event (formerly Project Pride) is a community recycling project geared toward helping East Lansing residents clean up their homes and yards by recycling, or donating for reuse, common household items. East Lansing residents are eligible to participate in Recycle! East Lansing and must bring proof of residency to the event. Download informational flyer.
Residents Recycling at Recycle! East Lansing Event
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are always needed! Please contact Susan Schmidt at (517) 333-3587 if you'd like to help out. All volunteers receive a t-shirt, food and beverages.

BWL Rebate for Working Room Air Conditioners
BWL residential electric customers that recycle a working room air conditioner or dehumidifier will receive a $25 rebate. Limit two of each per household.

Pick-up for Seniors & Disabled
Curbside pick-up of recyclable items is available. Call the East Lansing Prime Time Seniors Program at (517) 337-1113 by May 27, 2015 to schedule a pick up. All items for collection should be at the curb for pick-up.

Donations to Charitable Organizations
Go online to learn which items Volunteers of America and Simple Recycling will accept.
  1. Items Accepted
  2. Items Accepted But Require Fee
  3. Items Not Accepted

  • Air conditioners (BWL offers $25 rebate limit 2)
  • Appliances (small)
  • Batteries (single-use and automotive)
  • Bikes
  • Books (especially children’s)
  • Boxboard
  • Car batteries
  • Cell phones
  • Clothing (good condition)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Dehumidifiers (*** Freon removed for free)
  • Electronics *
  • Eye glasses
  • Freezers (*** Freon removed for free)
  • Furniture (usable)
  • Household items (utensils)
  • Lawn mowers
  • Medications / prescriptions **
  • Paper shredding
  • Plastics (#1-#7)
  • Polystyrene (no packing peanuts)
  • Refrigerators (*** Freon removed for free)
  • Scrap metal
  • Stoves  
  • Televisions
  • Vacuum cleaners (working)
  • Washer & dryer
Special Notes
* Free Electronics Recycling - Computer systems and accessories, audio / video equipment, handheld devices and office equipment will be accepted.

** Medications and Prescriptions - Community members can properly dispose of prescription or over-the-counter medicine. Vitamins & minerals will not be accepted. Medications from businesses such as doctors office, dental clinic and nursing homes cannot be accepted. Please black out any personal information.

*** In addition, room air conditioners and dehumidifiers (which contain Freon) can be dropped off for recycling for free this year thanks to a donation from the Lansing Board of Water & Light.