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Wayne State sets safe electronics disposal event

March 18, 2013

Wayne State University is holding its annual e-waste collection, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, in Parking Lot 11 on Cass Ave. between Antoinette and York, Detroit. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has teamed with Apple Inc. for the electronic collection, which is on track to reach a major milestone this year: 1 million pounds of electronic waste collected since the partnership began. The event is open to Wayne State and its surrounding community. This is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted electronic items including computers, monitors, printers, televisions, radios, fax machines, scanners, cellphones and more. Virtually anything with an electrical plug that does not contain oil or Freon will be accepted. E-waste collections at WSU have made a significant difference and earned recognition from the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities, which cited Wayne State's reduction of lead, cadmium and mercury entering landfills.