09/22/2021 9:16 AM
The Shelby Township Solid Waste and Recycling Committee and GFL Environmental host the popular Electronics Recycling Collection Oct. 9 at River Bends Park at 5700 22 Mile Road. Recyclers need to enter the park from its 22 Mile Road entrance to take part in the collection.
The Electronics Recycling Collection is part of the township’s waste hauling contract with GFL Environmental, so it is open only to Shelby Township residents serviced by GFL Environmental.
“Shelby Township has always been a leader when it comes to recycling and protecting our environment, which is why I think this event is so popular,” said Township Trustee Lucia Di Cicco, who serves on the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee.
“Some of the feedback our committee has received over the years is that the collection is too popular because of the long line of cars on 22 Mile Road heading into River Bends Park. But, I think we can all agree that one traffic delay every year is worth it to keep toxic electronics out of our landfills.”
The collection runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and recyclers should expect long lines as this event is very popular. Since the event is so popular, the committee recommends attending after 10:30 a.m. to reduce your wait.
“My hat goes off to Trustee Lucia Di Cicco and her fellow members of the recycling committee for making sure we have an event like this,” Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis said. “I know this is very popular and important for our community. Because of our recycling committee, in 2020, we served 826 cars and kept 68,810 pounds of electronics out of landfills.”
Accepted items are all televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, printers, fax machines, copier combos, VCR’s, keyboards and mice, DVD and CD players, microwaves, stereos, speakers, miscellaneous cables, computer parts, telephones, cell phones, game consoles, handheld electronics, vacuums, small appliances, and holiday lights.
GFL will not accept hazardous waste or batteries at the Electronics Recycling Collection. However, residents can recycle hazardous waste and household batteries at the 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collection, April 30, 2022.
For more information, visit shelbytwp.org/recycling or contact the Department of Public Works at 586-731-5990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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