Recycle! East Lansing


Please note that the 2022 Recycle! East Lansing event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Items Accepted
  2. Items Accepted But Require Fee
  3. Items Not Accepted

  • air conditioners (***BWL offers $25 rebate; limit 2)
  • appliances (small)
  • automotive batteries
  • bikes
  • books (especially children’s)
  • boxboard
  • cartons
  • cell phones
  • clothing (any condition)
  • corrugated cardboard
  • dehumidifiers (***Freon removed for free)
  • electronics (*fees will be required for some electronics, see info below)
  • eye glasses
  • freezers (Freon removed for free)
  • furniture (usable)
  • glass bottles & jars
  • household items (utensils)
  • lawn mowers
  • medications / prescriptions **
  • newspapers, magazines and phone books
  • paper (office paper, file folders, gift wrapping, brochures & inserts, regular & junk mail, paper bags)
  • plastics (#1-#7)
  • Polystyrene (no packing peanuts)
  • pillows / blankets
  • scrap metal
  • shoes
  • stoves  
  • textiles
  • tin, foil, steel and aluminum cans
  • usable household goods (ie. toys, pictures, frames, lamps, etc)
  • vacuum cleaners (working)

Special Notes

* Electronics Recycling - Computer accessories, audio/video equipment, handheld devices and office equipment will be accepted free of charge. Due to rising costs for recycling electronics, there will be a fee this year ($20 each) for recycling televisions, printers, copiers, computers and computer monitors.

** 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.

*** 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.