Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, invites the City of Detroit residents to celebrate America Recycles Day by showing their commitment to a cleaner and greener community at a document shredding and electronics recycling event on Saturday, November 15.

This free event will be held at the Advanced Disposal hauling facility, located at 12255 Southfield Rd., from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Residents can bring up to three boxes of confidential documents for immediate on-site shredding, as well as any unwanted electronic devices for recycling. In support of the City of Detroit’s effort to keep the City and surrounding areas cleaner and greener, Advanced Disposal is sponsoring this event to give residents an easy way to reduce risk of identity theft and misuse of sensitive information, and to reuse important natural resources stored in old and unused electronics.

“This event is a great opportunity to team up with Detroit residents and help them recycle their old documents and unwanted electronics in an environmentally responsible way,” said Eric VanHouten, general manager for Advanced Disposal’s Detroit operations. “We hope to have a large turn out, as it will not only benefit residents but will also benefit the environment.

Acceptable items for shredding and recycling include: personal documents, business documents, white paper, colored paper, stapled documents, paper-clipped documents, manila folders and envelopes. Items not accepted for shredding and recycling include: 3-ring binders, cardboard, paperboard, microfilm, VHS tapes, audio tapes, computer disks, X-rays, hanging folders, magazines, newspapers, metal, plastic and wood.

Acceptable items for electronics recycling include: central processing units (CPUs), laptops, cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors, LCD monitors, all-in-ones, servers, switches, hard drives, optical drives, circuit boards, network/telecom gear, keyboards, mice, speakers, wireless internet cards, wires and cables, printers, scanners, typewriters, calculators, DVD players, VCRs, games systems, stereos, radios, cameras, camcorders, cell phones, telephones, fax machines, PDAs, two-way radios, rechargeable batteries, laptop and cell phone batteries, sealed lead-acid (UPS battery), car batteries, clocks, microwaves, toasters, lamps without bulbs and televisions.

Items not accepted for electronics recycling include: large white goods (i.e. refrigerator, dryer), VHS tapes, fire extinguisher, bulbs, paint, glass, Styrofoam, furniture, hazardous materials and contaminated equipment.

This event is open to Detroit residents only; no business or commercial recycling will be accepted.
Advanced Disposal is committed to a clean and green Detroit and is proud to offer recycling opportunities like these as well as curbside collection for residents who elect to participate. Learn more about curbside recycling here: For more information about the event, contact Advanced Disposal at (844) 233-8764 or email


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