Straits E-cycling is a new tenant at the Industrial Arts Complex, a Moran Iron Works (MIW) property, in Onaway, Michigan. The new tenant offers a full suite of Electronics Recycling (E-Recycling) services geared toward companies looking to manage e-waste, and individuals looking to recycle responsibly. Surplus laptops, LCD monitors, old cellular phones, PCs, servers, printers – they take them all – and dispose of them safely, securely, and responsibly. With Straits E-Cycling, unwanted electronics are either reused/repurposed or processed and separated into raw materials. This process successfully diverts products from landfills and incinerators and repurposes them toward the manufacture of new products.

“From the very start, Tom Moran, of Moran Iron Works, along with many of his terrific staff, have been instrumental in getting this initiative ‘off the ground’, investing valuable resources, including area at the Industrial Arts Complex, to help ensure its success. We count ourselves fortunate to have a friend like Mr. Moran looking out for the wellbeing of the people we serve and the community we work for. Thank you, Tom and staff, for all that you do each and every day to make our communities that much better!”

– Rikkard L. Rambo, Executive Director, Straits Area Services

Straits E-cycling’s parent organization, Straits Area Services (SAS), has been in business since 1976 providing community integration, supported employment, skill building, rehabilitative training, business support, work enclaves, and more, to the clients and community that they serve. In September of 2015, SAS, of Cheboygan, Michigan became a member of CyclePoint, a national Electronics Recycling network developed to promote local environmental stewardship and to create sustainable jobs for people with significant disabilities.

“Moran Iron Works (MIW) has been a supporter of SAS for many years. We believe the programs they provide are important to our communities. This particular project has value far beyond simply providing jobs. If utilized to its full potential by the public, businesses, and industries, the model has the ability to be self-supporting and will also make a positive impact on the environment.”

– Tom Moran, CEO and Founder, MIW.

The public can drop off items between 9:00am-3:00p Monday through Friday at the Onaway location at 20902 Washington St. Most electronics can be left free of charge, however the following items cost a minimal amount due to the recycle expense:

  • CRT Monitors < 17” or TVs < 19” $ 5.00
  • CRT Monitors 17” and over $10.00
  • CRT TVs 19” – 27” table models $10.00
  • Console TVs & TVs over 27” $15.00
  • Projection TVs $25.00
  • Printers $ 5.00
  • Microwaves $ 5.00

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