Recycle! East Lansing, a community recycling event, provides East Lansing residents with a one-stop spot to recycle all of those not-so-easy-to-recycle items and to donate common household items. The 2019 event will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Abbott Center, 1400-1500 Abbot Road. *East Lansing residents must bring proof of residency to the event. Rain or shine! View the event flier (PDF).
Curbside Collection for Seniors & Disabled
Curbside collection of recyclable items is available on the day of the event for seniors and disabled individuals. Call the East Lansing Prime Time Seniors' Program at (517) 337-1113 by Wednesday, May 29 to schedule a collection.
Free Refrigerator & Freezer Collection
You don't have to bring your old refrigerators and freezers to the event! Save yourself some time and energy by calling 1-800-573-3503 to arrange a free home pickup with BWL and receive a $50 rebate! Consumers Energy electric customers have access to a similar program and can call 1-888-990-2246 for more details.
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 each per household.
Clothing, Furniture and Household Goods Collection
Volunteers needed! To volunteer, call (517) 337-9459 or send an email to Cathy DeShambo. Volunteers can also sign up online via SignUp.com. All volunteers receive a t-shirt, food and beverages. Interested in serving on the planning committee? Members meet once a month leading up to the event, with some efforts outside of the meeting spent on fundraising. If interested, send an email to Cathy DeShambo.
* 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.