How to recycle your old electronics with Keweenaw Bay Indian Community


HARVEY, Mich. (WJMN) – The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources Department is hosting a free electronic waste collection on Saturday May 22 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

The collection event is open to Marquette and Alger County Residents at the Ojibwa Casino II parking lot off of M-28 in Harvey.

Accepted Items:

  • Desktop Computers
  • Laptop Computers
  • Tablets
  • Computer Monitors
  • Television-All types
  • Desktop Printers
  • Desktop Fax Machines
  • Computer Keyboards/Mice
  • DVD Players
  • VCRs
  • Desktop Scanners
  • Cell Phones/Microwaves

The following COVID-19 safety guidelines are being enforced. Masks must be worn. Electronics should be in the trunk or bed of a pickup. If electronics are transported in the back seat, the driver will be expected to unload and leave it on the ground if possible.

EGLE is building on an existing partnership with KBIC. If everything goes as expected the hope is to keep 50,000 pounds of electronics out of landfills.

“Just keep in mind this isn’t an everything with a cord event. We really don’t want your coffee makers or your vacuums or your lamps. This is focused on electronics, so computers, desktops, monitors, old televisions. Please bring them out, we’ll make sure they get recycled,” said Steve Noble, Electronics Recycling Specialist with the Michigan Department of Great Lakes and Energy.

KBIC applied for an E-Waste grant in 2019. KBIC also has a permanent E-Waste drop off at their Solid Waste Facility in Baraga. That facility is open to the public, not just tribal members. 906-353-8024

Also helping with the collaboration is the Ojibwa Casino and Superior Watershed Partnership.

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