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DETROIT (WWJ) – With the season already in full swing, it’s that time of year to go through the house for Spring cleaning.

This weekend, Wayne State University and Beaumont’s Children’s Hospital are making it easy to get rid of old and unwanted electronic items, or e-waste, by holding recycling events.

It is a chance to dispose of old computers, monitors and other associated equipment, while ensuring that they are disposed of properly.

Items accepted at both recycling events  include: audio/visual equipment, computer components, printers, monitors and cables, TVs, cell phone and rechargeable batteries, stereos, fax machines, cameras, video game systems and more.

Wayne State University is holding their recycling event on Friday, May 6 from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm, and on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

E-waste will be collected at Wayne State University’s Parking Lot 11, located north of the campus on Cass between Antoinette and York in Detroit.

It is free to recycle e-waste at WSU and personal items are welcome. However, no refrigeration units or major appliances can be accepted. For data security, Apple Inc. will shred all equipment.

For more information about WSU’s e-waste recycling events, click here.

Beaumont’s Children’s Hospital is also hosting an event to raise money by recycling metal and electronic waste.

The program, called “E-Clutter for Kids: a recycl-a-thon to benefit pediatric speech and language treatment scholarships at the Beaumont Children Hospital,” will take place over the span of several days.

Beaumont is hosting their recycling event on May 7, 8 and 12 from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.

Dates and locations include:
· May 7, at eTitle, 1650 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy
· May 7 and May 8, at Battery Giant, 20761 Hall Road in Macomb Township
· May 7 and May 8, at the Green Street Fair in downtown Plymouth
· May 7, May 8 and May 12, at Northwood Shopping Center at the corner of 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak.

“The amazing Beaumont team has come together to work with community groups for this new, innovative fundraising program to help kids in need of assistance,” Michael Rolnick, Ph.D., director of Speech and Language programs at Beaumont, said in a release.

“We hope people will consider cleaning out their garages, basements and closets and going to the nearest drop off location, so we can build our department’s treatment scholarship funds and assist more families in need.”

For more information about Beaumont’s Children’s Hospital e-waste recycling events, click here.

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