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Comprenew turns on electronics recycling event

January 25, 2013
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Comprenew turns on electronics recycling event
Comprenew’s recycling operations keep millions of pounds of electronics out of landfills each year. Photo via fb.com

On Saturday, Jan. 26, individuals and businesses will be able to get rid of most unwanted electronic gadgets for free and, at the same time, keep those outdated or non-working items out of the landfill.

Comprenew, a local, nonprofit, state-certified recycler, will accept computers, laptops, televisions, fax machines, microwaves, iPods, MP3 players and just about every electronic gizmo that is either powered by a battery or a plug-in electric cord for recycling.

Circuit boards, docking stations, hard drives, modems and other components and accessories will also be accepted. A listing of the acceptable items can be found at comprenew.org/acceptable-items.

Comprenew will hold the recycling event at its southeast side e-store, 1454 28th St. SE, beginning at 9 a.m. The firm will accept and help unload items until 1 p.m. The e-store is located on the west side of Meijer at 28th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue SE.


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Last year, Comprenew said it kept 3.5 million pounds of unwanted electronic items out of the local landfills and the recycler wants to top the 4 million-pound mark this year.

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