Electronics recycling grants headed to UP groups

Sep 11, 2019

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has awarded grants to several Upper Peninsula entities for electronics recycling.

The money will fund electronics drop-off locations and community collection events in rural areas.

A grant is headed to the Superior Watershed Foundation. It will help purchase two Alger County storage buildings for permanent collection locations in the county.

The Schoolcraft Conservation District will use its grant to establish permanent electronics collection sites in Manistique and the Hiawatha Shores Landfill.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is getting funding for upgrades to the solid waste facility to accommodate the collection of electronics.

A grant is going to the Bay Mills Indian Community so it can establish a permanent collection point in Brimley.

The Iron Baraga Conservation District will use its money for a collection site and collections event.

And the Mackinac Island Department of Public Works is getting a grant for a collection location and for the proper recycling of electronics from the island.