2020 By the Numbers: 25 million pounds electronic waste collected

Date:  January 28, 2021  
Time: All Day Event

Electronic waste collection event

Twenty-five million pounds of potentially hazardous electronic waste (e-waste) – the equivalent of about 5,500 Ford F-150 pickup trucks – was collected and properly disposed of through EGLE’s takeback program.

The Electronic Waste Takeback Program was established in 2008 as part of a law promoting electronic waste recycling. The program operates through the Materials Management Division at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

In 2020, the program granted $716,000 to support community collection events. Also last year, manufacturer supported programs recycled 12.25 million pounds of covered electronic devices and registered recyclers accounted for 12.77 million pounds of covered electronic devices were recycled by registered recyclers.

Electronic manufacturer takeback programs supported 183 electronic waste collection sites and hosted 28 e-waste collection events in the state.

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