Electronics Recycling

MMWA offers residents the ability to recycle unwanted, broken and outdated electronics through its new problem waste programming, which covers e-wastes and HSW items. MMWA’s e-waste drop-off days return in May 2017 and run through September.

Electronics (including televisions, computers, monitors, printers, hard drives, cords/cables, keyboards, tablets, phones, laptops and fax machines) will be accepted at no cost to residents from 9 am to 1 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, May through September. They will also be accepted at MMWA’s “All in One” household special waste events on Thursday, August 24 from 3 pm to 7 pm and on Saturday, September 23 from 9 am to 1 pm.

In 2015, Mid Michigan Waste Authority initiated a new permanent drop-off program for Saginaw County and MMWA residents, with the goal of making safe and proper disposal of e-waste items even easier. Drop-off days are now offered at the new Community Resource Recovery Center, 2063 S. Miller Rd, Saginaw.

Problem waste drop-offs are open to all Saginaw County residents, along with MMWA member residents from Village of Breckenridge, Bethany Twp and Wheeler Twp. Drop-off days are free of charge, and no appointment is necessary.

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Cell Phones

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A variety of cell phone recycling and reuse programs are available locally. Some programs require the phone chargers and manual with the phone. Call the participating business for details.

Postage paid mailing pouches are also available at participating libraries, schools and municipal offices, or call MMWA at 989-781-9555.

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Advanced Wireless PCS
Fashion Square Mall, Saginaw
(989)790-2702

ALLTEL
5025 Bay Rd, Saginaw
(989)792-1156

Best Buy
4406 Bay Rd, Saginaw
(989) 799-8266
Best Buy Electronics Recycling

Lowe’s
2258 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
(989)791-4524

Mr Moustache’s Phone Repair
(all cell phones, cordless and corded phones, tablets)
124 Townsand St, Midland
MrMoustachesPhoneRepair.com
989-444-9860

RadioShack
5051 State St, Saginaw
(989)799-3059
4874 Fashion Square Mall, Saginaw
(989)791-1920
www.radioshack.com

Sears
4900 Fashion Square Mall, Saginaw
(989)797-7200

Sprint PCS
3125 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
(989)497-1101

Staples
Saginaw Square Shopping Ctr
2860 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
(989)793-9123
www.staples.com

Target
(accepts only iPods)
2772 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
(989)793-7226

Verizon Wireless
5054 Bay Rd, Saginaw
(989)790-2155

Wohlfeil Ace Hardware
5818 State, Saginaw
(989)799-0942
www.wohlfeil.com

Computer Equipment

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With the computer industry changing so rapidly, equipment quickly becomes obsolete. MMWA will accept computers and associated peripheral equipment for de-manufacturing and recycling through its Problem Waste Programming. This program uses vendors who completely dismantle all electronics and sell materials to be remanufactured into new products. No items are reused in their original form.

Many computer manufacturers have also implemented recycling and donation programs to help provide access to recycling of obsolete or non-functioning computer equipment.

To remove personal information from the hard drive before recycling or donating your computer, check this link for instructions on wiping your hard drive http://www.geeksquad.com/do-it-yourself/2mm/hard-drive-wipe.aspx. Contact the listings below for more information on their recycle or donation programs.

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Computer Disk Recycling

Green Disk
www.greendisk.com
1-800-305-DISK

Local Computer Businesses

Computer Country
146 S. Main, Ste 5, Frankenmuth
989-652-8744

Cyber Tech Systems
3215 Bay Rd, Saginaw
989-793-7920

Ramjet Sales
622 Gratiot, Saginaw
989-793-3200

Area Computer Retailers

Best Buy
4406 Bay Rd, Saginaw
989-799-8266
Best Buy Electronics Recycling

RadioShack
5051 State St, Saginaw
(989)799-3059

4874 Fashion Square Mall, Saginaw
(989)791-1920
www.radioshack.com

Sam’s Club
5656 Bay Rd, Saginaw
989-790-0954
www.samsclub.com

Staples
Saginaw Square Shopping Center
2860 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
989-793-9123
www.staples.com

National Computer Manufacturers

Dell
www.dell.com/recycling

Gateway
www.gateway.com
1-800-846-2000

Hewlett-Packard
www.hp.com
1-800-340-2445

Toshiba
www.toshiba.com
1-888-255-7816

Other Computer Recycling Programs

Goodwill Industries
Fashion Square Store & Donation Site
4675 Bay Rd, Saginaw
Good Will Environmental Impact
989-799-5417

Salvation Army
5700 W. State St., Saginaw
989-249-0403

WM Recycle America
1957 Findley, Saginaw
989-754-6511
WM eCycle

Inkjet Cartridges

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Over 50% of U.S. households have at least one computer and that means they probably have a printer, too. Many ink jet cartridges are recyclable. For free, easy recycling of most brands of inkjet cartridges, pick up Enviro-smart mailing pouches at the following locations:

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Laser Connection
100 E. Midland Rd, Auburn, MI
800-868-1154
www.laser-connection.com

Saginaw Area Public Libraries

Hoyt Main Library
505 Janes Avenue
(989) 755-0904
www.saginawlibrary.org

Butman Fish Library
1716 Hancock
(989) 799-9160
www.saginawlibrary.org

Claytor Library
1410 N. 12th Street
(989) 753-5591
www.saginawlibrary.org

Wickes Library
1713 Hess
(989) 752-3821
www.saginawlibrary.org

Zauel Library
3100 N. Center Road
(989) 799-2771
www.saginawlibrary.org

Drop Off Recycling Locations

Choice Office Products
2125 Marshall Ct, Saginaw
989-497-4500

Office Max
2272 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
989-799-1566
www.officemax.com

Print Express Office Products
7760 Gratiot Rd, Saginaw
989-781-4531
www.peop.biz

Staples
Saginaw Square Shopping Ctr
2860 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
(989)793-9123

Cartridge World
5699 Bay Rd, Saginaw
989-790-8060
www.cartridgeworldusa.com

Cartridge World
989-790-2855
www.cartridgeworldusa.com

Recycle I.T.
5789 State St., Ste 3B, Saginaw
989-497-1465

Batteries

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Batteries/RechargeableRegular household batteries, such as AAA, AA, C, D and 9 volt, are now manufactured with virtually no heavy metals and may be safely disposed of in the trash. Some batteries, including hearing aid batteries, can be recycled. See listing below for various recycling options.

Lead Acid Batteries
Lead acid batteries used in cars, boats, snowmobiles and ATV’s, are accepted for recycling at a number of retail stores and automotive service facilities selling new lead-acid batteries. A core charge of $10 – $15 is usually assessed by the retailer. Also check the Yellow Pages under Auto Parts, Scrap Yards, Recycling Drop-Off Centers or Car Batteries. (see automotive recycling).

Rechargeable Batteries
Check the batteries in cordless power tools, laptop computers, cordless and cell phones, PDA’s, camcorders, and remote control toys. If they no longer hold a charge recycle them. The Call 2 Reclyce Corporation works with retail stores to collect rechargeable batteries for recycling. Call 877-2-RECYCLE or visit www.call2recycle.com for more information. Local drop off locations include:

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ABC Appliance, Inc.
4150 Bay Rd, Saginaw
(989)792-4432

Advanced Wireless PCS
4880 Gratiot Rd Ste 2, Saginaw
(989)799-6645

Advanced Wireless PCS
Fashion Square Mall, Saginaw
(989)790-2702

ALLTEL
5025 Bay Rd, Saginaw
(989)792-1156

Batteries Plus
2930 McCarty Rd, Saginaw
(989)497-8288
www.batteriesplus.com

Best Buy
4406 Bay Rd, Saginaw
(989) 799-8266
Best Buy Electronics Recycling

Fastenal
3225 Christy Way N, Saginaw
(989)799-9277

Home Depot
8670 Gratiot Rd, Saginaw
(989)781-3611

3132 Bucker Drive, Saginaw
(989)249-1440

Lowe’s
2258 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
(989)791-4524

RadioShack
5051 State St, Saginaw
(989)799-3059

4874 Fashion Square Mall, Saginaw
(989)791-1920
www.radioshack.com

Rogers’ Hobbies
5620 State St, Saginaw
(989)790-0080

Sam’s Club
5656 Bay Rd, Saginaw
(989)799-4617

Sears
4900 Fashion Square Mall, Saginaw
(989)797-7200

Sprint PCS
3125 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
(989)497-1101

Staples
Saginaw Square Shopping Ctr
2860 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw
(989)793-9123
www.staples.com

Verizon Wireless
5054 Bay Rd, Saginaw
(989)790-2155

Televisions

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See the list below for local businesses that will properly recycle your old television set. Many of these locations will no longer accept the old analog TV’s, as they are very expensive to recycle. Call first to ensure that the location accepts TV’s and what type they accept.

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Best Buy
4406 Bay Rd
Saginaw
989-799-8266
Best Buy Electronics Recycling

Black Sheep Electronics/Radio Shack Dealer
249 W. Saginaw St
Hemlock
989-642-3752
Call first. Accepts working and some non-working. May also qualify for a trade in.

Budget Electronics
3165 Shattuck Rd
Saginaw
989-793-8434
Accepts TVs 10 years or newer

Gacek TV
6371 Bridgeport Village Square
Bridgeport
989-777-0060
Call first. Has limited space. Wants make and model.

Goodwill Industries
Fashion Square Store & Donation Site
4675 Bay Rd.
Saginaw

Good Will Environmental Impact
989-799-5417

ReStore Saginaw
315 W. Holland
Saginaw
989-754-9435
Will accept all working TVs.

Salvation Army
5700 W. State St.
Saginaw
989-249-0403
Will accept all working TVs.

WM Recycle America
1957 Findley
Saginaw

WM eCycle
989-754-6511

The Listings on this website do not constitute an endorsement by Mid Michigan Waste Authority. The information provided is not all inclusive and is subject to change without notice.

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These trash, recycling and yard waste guidelines are in place to provide residents an efficient, safe, cost-effective services program. By following these guidelines, you will ensure the health and safety of collection workers and experience curbside service without interruption.

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