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May 6, 2011 | 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: Parking Lot 11 | Map
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Wayne State students, faculty and staff and all persons who live, work, or play in the City of Detroit have a special opportunity to get rid of their old and unwanted electronic items, or E-waste. This opportunity is at no cost to you.

The WSU Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and Wayne State Department of Purchasing will have trucks on hand to collect E-waste on 

  • Friday, May 6th: 7:00AM to 7:00PM, and
  • Saturday, May 7th: 9:00AM -2:00PM.

Collections will take place in WSU Parking Lot 11, located north of campus on Cass between Antoinette and York.

This is your chance to get rid of old computers, monitors and associated equipment, while ensuring that it is disposed of properly. Disposables include most household electronic items, but not refrigeration units or major appliances. See below for a partial list of items accepted.

Just look for the signs and line up to have our volunteers remove the electronic clutter from your car. Departments with a lot of E-waste should contact their building coordinator to schedule its removal before this public collection event takes place. Large collection containers will be delivered to your site, for your convenience in gathering department e-wastes, and will be removed upon your call that you are done filling them. 

Other campus partners include the university’s building coordinators, business affairs officers and departmental IT coordinators, FP&M, Purchasing, C&IT, Business and Auxiliary Operations, Public Safety, Fiscal Operations, Marketing and Communications, Special Events, Athletics and the Dean of Students Office.

Please help Wayne State comply with federal and state environmental laws while getting rid of unwanted electronic devices. For more information contact your building coordinator, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at (313) 993-7655, or e-mail Wally Pociask at an9291@wayne.edu.

Equipment that can be recycled includes:

  • Central processing units (towers or laptops)
  • Computer monitors
  • Printers
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Computer system speakers
  • Switches and servers
  • Routers and hubs
  • Televisions and stereos (and similar audio devices)
  • Xerographic and other copiers
  • Fax machines
  • Personal data assistants (PDAs)
  • Cellular telephones and pagers
  • Desk phones and other telecom equipment
  • Cameras
  • Wire and cables
  • Household electronics not containing oil or freon

For data security, Apple will shred all equipment.

For more information about this event, please contact Office of Environmental Health and Safety at (313) 993-7655.