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Electronics Waste Recycling Program

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Save Money, Energy, and Natural Resources


What is Electronic Waste?

Electronic waste (e-Waste) is unwanted, non-working, or obsolete electronic devices that have reached the end of its useful life.


Why Recycle e-Waste?

Untreated e-Waste may contain hazardous material, which can pose serious risks to human health and the environment. Toxins contained in electronics, such as mercury and lead, can leach into drinking water and accumulate in plants and animals if not disposed of properly.

E-Waste Recycling Collection Event

Services by a CERTIFIED Electronics Recycler
Hosted by Shiawassee Conservation District
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Secure collection site is on Chippewa Trail, just north of VG's Grocery Store in Owosso.
Please review the important information below:
  • There will be a fee ($5 - $20) for each TV and computer monitors. The fees are listed below. We can only accept cash or checks. All other approved items will be accepted free of charge.

  • Please DO NOT drop any items off before or after the collection event. We will begin the event at 2:00 PM and continue until 7:00 PM, or until the collection containers are full.

  • We will be accepted most broken or unwanted electronics, with some changes from previous years. Please review the examples below of what we are and are not accepting.

  • Data on cell phones, copiers, and computer hard drives will be wiped clean and destroyed.

What will be accepted:
  • Air cleaners, humidifiers

  • Cellular telephones

  • DVD players and VCRs

  • Fax machines

  • Gaming systems

  • GPS units

  • Ink and toner cartridges

  • Power tools (electric only)

  • Radios, stereos, CD players

  • Telephone systems

  • Televisions (intact, complete TV sets only) FEE APPLIES

  • Computer components and accessories

o   Circuit boards​

o   Computers (desktops, laptops, main frames, tablets)

o   Docking stations, routers

o   Hard drives, internal and external

o   Keyboards and mice

o   Modems

o   Moniotrs (flat screens and CRTs) FEE APPLIES

o   Networking equipment

o   PDAs

o   RAM/memory

o   Servers, server racks

o   speakers

What will NOT be accepted:
  • Batteries

  • Light bulbs

  • Refrigerators

  • Air conditioners

  • Dehumidifiers

  • Large appliances

  • Various media (VHS tapes, CDs, floppy disks, memory sticks)

  • Floor copiers

  • Medical equipment

  • Vacuums

The Shiawassee Conservation District reserves the right to not accept any item for any reason during this event.

Fees for all TV's and monitors:
  • LCD/LED TV's under 50 inches: $5.00

  • LCD/LED TV's 50 inches and larger: $10.00

  • CRT TV's: $10.00

  • CRT Monitors: $5.00

  • Projection TV's: $20.00

Other pricing determined on site.

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Pounds of e-Waste collected and properly disposed of through the Shiawassee Conservation District Electronic Waste Recycling Program to date.

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