By Gabriela Saldivia
Ingham County staff writer
LANSING—Recycle Rama is free event that happens every spring and fall in Lansing. It offers an opportunity for citizens to recycle their larger, unique or unusual items they would not be able to recycle at other dropoff sites in the county.
The event that takes place this weekend on Saturday, April 13 in the Ingham County Health Department parking lot, located at 5303 S. Cedar St.
“The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cars start lining up around 8 a.m.” Amy Ann Moore from the Ingham County Health Department said. “There’s a huge turn out and it is very organized. There are over 200 individual volunteers that make the event happen.”
On Saturday, a variety of items will be taken including batteries, computers, TV’s, scrap metal, unwanted medicine, clothing and more.
Environmental specialist for the City of Lansing Lori Welch said there is a huge variety of items dropped off but the most popular station is one that takes “e-waste” where people can recycle their old electronics.
“(Recycle Rama) gives people a great opportunity to purge old items, do spring cleaning and deal with materials in an environmentally responsible way,” Welch said.
Welch said she hopes as many people as possible take advantage of this free recycling opportunity.
“It’s an awesome example of regional partners working together to bring a wonderful event to the community,” Welch said. “Local residents or really anyone, can bring items that are not easily recycled in a curbside recycling program.”