The Lenawee County Solid Waste Department and several area companies and organizations are teaming up to collect electronic waste from area residents — especially old televisions.
The Adrian Daily Telegram says there will be an e-waste collection event held this upcoming Saturday, Oct. 19th, from 8 AM until Noon at Adrian Mall’s east parking lot (outside the former Elder-Beerman store).
Items accepted at the event will include both newer flat-screen TVs and old CRT (or tube) TVs. Projection TVs, however, will not be accepted.
You can also drop off desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, fax machines, tablets, gaming consoles, VCRs and DVD players.
Flat screen TVs can be dropped off for free; however, some items will require a cash-only processing fee. Those include:
- CRT TVs and computer monitors with screens up to 20 inches ($10)
- CRT TVs and computer monitors with screens up to 30 inches ($15)
- CRT TVs and computer monitors with screens over 30 inches ($25)
Only Lenawee County residents can take part, and this is strictly for residents, not businesses. If your business is in need of electronics disposal, Lenawee Co. Solid Waste Coordinator Diana Schroeder says you should contact Goodwill.
Officials ask that if you plan to drop items off, please take S. Main St. to S. Winter St. and use the mall entrance there, as they want to avoid traffic backups along Winter and Beecher Streets.
For additional information, you can call the Lenawee County Solid Waste Department at (517) 264-4511.