Archive for the ‘e-waste’ Category

Thanks, Spring Arbor!

Recycling Jackson would like to give a shout out to Spring Arbor Township for allowing us to be a part of their annual clean-up day Saturday, April 15th with an eWaste drive. It was a well organized event and many Spring Arbor residents took advantage of it.

Spring Arbor Rocks!

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Many thanks to the students of Spring Arbor University Business Club who generously donated their time May 10 to help Recycling Jackson with it’s eWaste Collection Day. The hardworking students were a big help and a big contributor to the success of this yearly event.

We would also like to give a shout out to Spring Arbor Township for allowing us to be a part of their annual clean-up day with this eWaste drive. It was a well organized event and many Spring Arbor residents took advantage of it.

Spring e-waste drive May 7

Get ready: it’s our first big e-waste drive with Sam’s Club of the year.

It’s taking place Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sam’s Club in Jackson. And as a special extra, CP Federal Credit Union is offering a shredding truck to shred your personal and confidential documents.

Download our flyer for all the details!

Spring Arbor University recycling day

Recycling Jackson will provide electronic waste (e-waste) recycling services at Spring Arbor University’s Green Community Day.

Join us, as well as Sam’s Club and Emmons (who are providing other recycling services), this Saturday, March 26 from noon to 3 p.m. for an exciting green day at SAU.

Post-holiday recycling

Get a nifty gadget under your Christmas tree?

It’s a good idea to recycle the old version. Recycling Jackson will be open on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We’ll be taking the usual recyclable materials, as well as e-waste – which means you can recycle that old not-so-flatscreen TV. And now we’re offering lower prices on recycling.

Our site will be closed through February and will re-open the first Saturday in March.

Summer e-waste drive totals

E-waste 2010 -  TVs

We had a great turnout for our summer e-waste drive as a part of the Jackson Community Recycling Day.

All-told, we collected 18,595 lbs. of electronics, including 11,800 lbs. of TVs; 2,500 lbs. of PC monitors; 2,500 lbs. of PCs; 1,700 lbs. of miscellaneous materials. That’s more than nine tons of e-waste that won’t go into the landfill, burned down for scrap, or sent overseas to make someone sick.

Look for details on our fall e-waste drive!

Recycle e-waste with Gazelle

Gazelle, says the New York Times, is a way to recycle your electronic waste (e-waste) and get some money back for your gadgets.

Rik Fairlie writes:

Gazelle resells most of the items customers send in and uses recycling as a last resort so that fewer products land in landfills.

Here’s how it works: Go to the site and type the name of your product in the search bar. The site will ask a few questions about the condition of the item and whether you have the original accessories like cables and AC adapters. It then prices your gadget based on current market value and immediately returns a figure. If you want to sell the gadget, click the Add to Box button. The company will even send a postage-paid box for easy shipping. And if your gadget has no market value, Gazelle will still recycle it.

Reportedly, Gazelle makes a profit by selling your scrap electronics on eBay and other auction sites. Up to 80 percent of gadgets find a new home, Gazelle says, and the rest get recycled. They have a no-export recycling policy, meaning your e-waste won’t end up in some third world country, melted for scrap.

Let us know if you try it, and what you think!

Help us recycle your batteries

Battery recycling

Recycling Jackson continues to receive large quantities of alkaline batteries. They are expensive to recycle because of their weight and small size.

We believe we are the only location in town that actually recycles the batteries that you drop off. If you are using another location for this service, inquire as to what they do with the batteries that you drop off.

While some of you are donating, it is not keeping pace with the volume of materials we are taking in. While we are happy to provide this service we cannot do so out of the goodness of our heart. It is important that we cover our costs for this service. We do request $1 per pound to recycle your batteries. It is a internally subsidized price and not strictly enforced. Since our actual recycling cost is much higher than what we charge, in July 2010 we will no longer accept alkaline batteries without a donation.

Sometimes doing the right thing environmentally is a more expensive alternative. Since many of the handheld devices in our lives are battery powered, please consider switching to rechargeable or lithium batteries. We do not charge to recycle those types of batteries once they are expired as the cost is fully subsidized by the manufacturers.

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