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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Recycle! East Lansing to Take Place Saturday, June 1

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2019 Recycle! East Lansing event will take place Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Abbott Center, 1400-1500 Abbot Road. It is a rain-or-shine event.

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 should bring proof of residency to the event.

Items that will be accepted free of charge this year include: air conditioners and dehumidifiers (BWL residential electric customers that recycle a working air conditioner or dehumidifier will receive a $25 rebate. Limit of two each per household), small appliances, automotive batteries, bikes, books, boxboard, cans (tin, foil, steel and aluminum), cartons, cell phones, clothing/shoes, corrugated cardboard, eye glasses, freezers, usable furniture (no mattress, box springs or couches), glass bottles and jars, usable household items (i.e. utensils, pillows, blankets, toys, pictures, frames, lamps, etc.), lawn mowers, paper (newspaper, magazines, phone books, gift wrapping, paper bags, regular and junk mail, brochures, inserts, file folders and office paper), medications, plastics #1-#7, polystyrene (no packing peanuts, foam insulation), scrap metal, stoves, electronics, textiles and working vacuum cleaners.

It’s important to note that, due to the rising costs for recycling, printers, copiers, televisions, computers and computer monitors will require a fee ($20). Other items that will be accepted for a fee include: tires, unusable items (refuse) and lumber. Residents can visit to find additional details related to the items that will be accepted and won’t 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 Prime Time Seniors’ Program at (517) 337-1113 by Wednesday, May 29. All items should be at the curb on the day of the event.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated! Those interested in lending a hand can call (517) 337-9459, send an email to or sign up online All volunteers receive a t-shirt, food and beverages. 

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