i3 Detroit Community Recycle Day Event



The i3 Detroit technology cooperative will hold an electronics recycling drive on Saturday July 11th, 2009, in downtown Ferndale. Volunteers from i3 Detroit will accept drop-offs from 9AM to 3PM outside of Go Comedy, 261 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale. The group will also hold a raffle for $300 in prizes at the event.

In Metro Detroit, electronics cannot be recycled curbside. Instead, residents usually have to make an appointment to take their old electronics to a SOCCRA drop-off center[1]. The i3 recycling drive will give Metro Detroiters an alternative way to recycle their old electronics, as well as raise awareness for the importance of electronics recycling in general.

According to the EPA, electronics can contain harmful materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated flame retardants[2]. Keeping these materials out of landfills can help reduce air and water pollution. All electronics collected at the event will be recycled by Silicon Alley Recyclers (http://siliconalleyrecyclers.us).

Attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for laptop cases from SFBags, jinx.com gift certificates, and t-shirts from Snorg Tees. The proceeds will go towards opening i3 Detroit’s community workshop in the Russell Industrial Center.

About i3 Detroit. i3 Detroit (http://i3detroit.com) is a member-run, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a collaborative environment for the exploration of technology, art and culture.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with i3 Detroit please call Russ Wolfe at 248-320-9686 or e-mail Russ at rwolfe at i3detroit.com

[1] http://www.socrra.org/electronics.html

[2] http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/materials/ecycling/faq.htm


No Furniture

No Broken Glass

No Televisions or Displays larger than 27″

No Appliances

$2.00 minimum and .50 cents per pound cost to recycle your old equipment.

Thanks for helping the environment and our cause!

Tonight’s meeting, update!

Unfortunately OP library was booked today, so we’ll have to go to plan B and meet at the Coffee Beanery in Berkely. (or is that going back to plan A?)

Sorry for the confusion.


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Reminder: Meeting Tonight

We will be holding our group meeting on Tuesday June 16th @ 7:00 P.M. We have changed our location to the Oak Park Public Library. Hopefully this will let us accommodate more people.

Our meeting is open to anyone that would like to come. If you are interested in finding out more about our group and would like to be apart of it please join us!

If you have any questions feel free to contact us. See you all there!

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Map to Oak Park Library

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Meeting Reminder that we do have our weekly meeting tonight!

Hello everyone i just wanted to remind everyone that we are having a meeting this evening. Sorry for the late email as this week has been crazy busy for me. I do have some good news as this week i have been able to gain some sponsorship for i3Detroit.

Hope to see you all there! Just in case you do not know where we meet at we currently meet at the coffee Beanery in Berkley off of woodward ave.

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Donations / Sponsorship

We just wanted to post a short notice that our Donations / Sponorship page is now active with a donate button link. Please help us spread the word. We have also posted other options for individuals that may be interested in helping the growth of i3 Detroit. If you know of anyone that maybe interested please forward a link.

i3 Detroit is actively seeking companies to donate products for an upcoming i3 Detroit fund raising event. If you are interested in donating a product for our fund raiser please contact us at contact at i3detroit dot com.


The i3 Detroit Team