EGLE announces funding for electronics recycling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2021
Steve Noble, Electronics Recycling Coordinator, NobleS4@Michigan.gov, 517‑449-6153
Jill Greenberg, EGLE Spokesperson, GreenbergJ@Michigan.gov, 517-897-4965

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announces availability of grants that support increased access to proper electronics recycling in the rural areas of the state.

Grants can be used to support improvements to current collection facilities; support electronics recycling events leading up to the establishment of new permanent collection locations; support the collection, handling and proper recycling of consumer electronics; and provide collection and recycling infrastructure support to registered electronics recyclers.

Eligible entities include cities, villages, townships, charter townships, counties, tribal governments, conservation districts, municipal solid waste or resource recovery authorities, non-profit organizations, health departments, colleges or universities, and regional planning agencies. For-profit Michigan-based registered electronics recyclers are eligible for infrastructure funds. The maximum requested amount is $15,000 per collection location and event.

Applications, as well as more information about the EGLE recycling grants program, are available by clicking on the Grants tab at Michigan.gov/MiRecycles. EGLE will accept Electronic Recycling Grant Applications with all supporting documentation that are received on or before May 14, 2021.

# # #