Let OCC Recycle your eWaste!

In support of Earth Day, April 22, 2015, the OCC Sustainability Committee is sponsoring an electronic waste recycling event at the Highland Lakes and Orchard Ridge campuses.

Why recycle eWaste? There are a multitude of reasons, says Kurt Stanley, Ph.D., a biology faculty member at OCC.13610 E-Waste Recycle WEB

“There are lots of hazardous materials in electronic waste that can leak from landfills when not properly disposed of,” Stanley said. “There are also lots of valuable and rare metals and minerals in e-waste. It’s our responsibility as good stewards of the earth to reuse or recycle no-longer-needed materials than discard them to then turn around and dig up virgin materials to make new things.”

eWaste collection times, dates and locations are:

  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, Highland Lakes Campus, Parking Lot G, 7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48327-4187
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015, Orchard Ridge Campus Parking Lot 8, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579,

The Global Electric Electronic Processing company (GEEP) will take approved e-waste from OCC students, staff, faculty, and the Oakland County community and transport the waste to their facility.

The following items will be accepted: computers, laptops, printers, copiers, cell phones, office phones, microwaves, chargers, TVs, cable boxes, lithium ion and car batteries, hard drives, industrial equipment, personal electronics, radios, computer monitors, audio equipment, routers, circuit boards, cables, wires, cords and home appliances.

The following materials will not be accepted: bio-hazard material, radioactive material, VHS tapes, CDs, Freon-containing devices, alkaline batteries, leaking batteries, any non-electronics and hazardous waste like paint or oil. For more information, contact Mike Halaburda at (248) 341-2016.

About OCC:

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is celebrating its 50th year. OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. Nearly a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.

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