EAST LANSING, Mich. – The 2016 Recycle! East Lansing event will take place Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Abbott Center, 1400-1500 Abbot Road. The event is rain-or-shine.
Recycle! East Lansing is a community recycling event geared toward helping East Lansing residents clean up their homes and yards by dropping off unwanted household items for recycling, reuse or proper disposal. All East Lansing residents are eligible to participate and are reminded to bring proof of residency to the event.
Items that will be accepted free of charge this year include: air conditioners, small appliances, automotive batteries, bikes, books, boxboard, cell phones, clothing (any condition), cardboard, dehumidifiers, eye glasses, freezers, usable furniture, usable household items (i.e. utensils, pillows, blankets, toys, pictures, frames, lamps, etc.), lawn mowers, medications, plastics #1-#7, polystyrene (no packing peanuts), refrigerators, scrap metal, shoes, stoves, televisions, textiles, working vacuum cleaners, washers & dryers and some electronics.
It’s important to note that, due to the rising costs for recycling electronics, televisions and computer monitors will require a fee this year ($20 each). Other items that will be accepted for a fee include: tires, unusable items (refuse) and lumber. Household batteries will not be accepted this year; however, they can be recycled throughout the year at a number of City of East Lansing buildings. Residents can visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/RecycleEL to find additional details related to the items that will be accepted at this year’s event.
Curbside Collection for Seniors and Disabled
Curbside collection of recyclable items is available for seniors and disabled residents. To schedule a collection, residents are asked to call the Prime Time Seniors’ Program at (517) 337-1113 by June 1. All items should be at the curb on the day of the event.
Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated! Those interested in lending a hand can find details on how to sign up at www.cityofeastlansing.com/RecycleEL. All volunteers receive a t-shirt, food and beverages.