SANDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZMQ) – Sands Township will be holding and electronic recycling drop off event where county residents will be able to drop off their old or unwanted electronics.
The township is able to put the event on after receiving a grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) specifically for recycling electronics.
This event will help residents to get electronics out of their house and keep them out of the landfill. Objects such as old phones, computer mice and DVD players can be dropped off for no cost, and larger items like televisions and computer monitors can be recycled for $5.
“This is unique because we are focusing on electronics to keep it out of the landfill and because there are specific things that can be harvested from the electronics,” says Darlene Walch, the Sands Township Supervisor. “Especially the metals that get reused in building new electronics.”
The electronic drop off will take place on Friday the 16th from 4p.m. until 8p.m., and Saturday the 17th from 10a.m. until 2p.m.. If you are unable to make this event and want to get rid of some electronics, the Sands Township Recycling and Transfer Center will be holding drop off times totaling four hours a month of electronic recycling.