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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Recycle-Rama on Saturday

by Meghan Spork

It is largest one-day recycling event the greater Lansing area has ever seen — Recycle-Rama.


“As (a) regional group of recycling coordinators, we have held different recycling events for separate items,” said Lori Miller, assistant recycling coordinator for the city. “But as resources have decreased we wanted to stop doing different events for different items.”


On Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., more than 100 volunteers will be in the Ingham County Health Department’s parking lot at 5303 S. Cedar St. taking everything from electronics to clothes to unwanted medicine — all to be recycled.


Several different vendors will be taking the recycled items. Local vendors such as the World Mission in Lansing and MSU’s Surplus and Recycling will take clothing and shoes, scrap metal, books and bikes. Grand Rapids-based environmental services company, Valley City, will take electronics and computers. Valley City will not charge to collect electronic items, as previously announced, so items such as stereos, copy machines and microwaves can be dropped off for free.


Recycle-Rama is open to anyone who has items for recycling, but Lansing Board of Water and Light customers can cash in on some extra savings. BWL customers can bring in dehumidifiers or air conditioners that are working but inefficient and receive a $15 rebate under the Hometown Energy Savers Program, and can exchange their holiday lights for two strings of LED lights.

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