Recycle! East Lansing


Saturday, May 31, 2014

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Abbott Center, 1400-1500 Abbot Rd

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.


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are always needed! Please contact Susan Schmidt at (517) 333-3587 or 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 and Disabled
Curbside pick-up of recyclable items is available. Call the East Lansing Prime Time Seniors Program at (517) 337-1113 by May 28 to schedule a pick up. All items for collection should be at the curb for pick-up.


Donations to Charitable Organizations
Check out which items Volunteers of America and Salvation Army will accept at and


Recycle! East Lansing 2014

- 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

- document shredding

- 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

Recycle! East Lansing reserves the right to use discretion in setting fees during the event and to reject excessive quantities of items for disposal.

- small tires (16” diameter or less) - $4
- large tires - $10
- tractor tires - $15
-Unusable Items (refuse) - $5 per item for disposal
-Lumber (no yard waste)
  $5 for small load
  $10 for small truck load
  $20 for large truck load

- box springs
- bricks
- cement
- cleaners
- curbside recyclables
- degreasers
- drywall
- fluorescent lights and fixtures
- fuel oil tanks
- gas cans
- garbage
- glass (all)
- mercury (anything containing)
- mufflers
- oil and oil pans
- paint, solvents & stains
- propane tanks and bottles
- steel cable
- trash
- wire fencing
- yard waste



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.




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