Sep 02 2013

Monitor Recycling in Minneapolis: Reusing Parts and Disposing of Dangerous Chemicals

by TechDump.org in Events

Have you always wondered how computer monitor recycling works when it seems so complicated to get rid of that essential computer peripheral? In some states, it’s illegal to simply throw away a computer monitor because of the dangerous chemicals inside that can harm the environment. Here at Tech Dump, we’re glad to pick up your home business CRT monitor, even though we do charge $10 each. So how does that monitor break down so it’s safe for the environment as well as being rendered reusable? The procedure is a protracted one, and we’re equipped to deal with the disposal of the hazardous materials found in CRT monitors. Deciding Which Monitors are Reusable and Which are Scrapped Sometimes a monitor can be rebuilt or reconditioned and re-sold on the used market. We promote this form of monitor recycling because it saves time having to break the monitor down into scraps. However, some monitors are beyond repair and we make sure they’re taken apart carefully to extract the important parts away from the dangerous chemicals in the CRT tube, which includes lead. Taking the Monitor Apart Our technicians will disassemble a monitor beyond repair and extract all the plastic, cables and boards aside for later recycling. These parts are generally separated and placed in certain containers so nothing will get mixed together. All of the glass, metal and plastic from those parts will later be taken to other plants to be broken down and used in other products. Yes, many of the products we use tomorrow may be taken from materials in your old monitor as a form of product reincarnation. With these procedures, you can rest easy when we pick up your aging computer monitor. That’s because it’s going through a renewal process that all electronics go through now in the growing age of e-recycling. Contact us if you live in the Minneapolis or St. Paul area so we can make arrangements to pick up any other computer equipment you want to recycle. At Tech Dump, we’re in business to provide convenient and cost-effective recycling opportunities with complete environmental responsibility.

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Mar 07 2013

Host a Spring Cleaning Tech Dump in Your Neighborhood!

by TechDump.org in Events

It’s almost that time of year, again – spring cleaning time! As you empty out your closets and crawlspace, you’ll probably come across some old computers and accessories, or maybe an out of date cell phone or two. You’ve been shoving them to the back of the closet for the last few years, because you know you can’t just toss them, but you’re not sure what to do with them. Tech Dump can help! Tech Dump accepts all computer-related electronics and accessories and most consumer electronics, such as cell phones and PDAs. The best part is, it’s FREE (CRT monitors have a $15 fee)!

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Feb 14 2013

Why Not Host A Tech Dump To Recycle Electronics?

by TechDump.org in Events

Are you looking for a great way to promote how green your business is? At Tech Dump, we have a great solution for you. You might know us as place where you can recycle electronics, and you might even know that we’ll come to your location and pick them up for you, free of charge. But, did you know that you can also host a Tech Dump event for your company? If your business is located in St. Paul, Minneapolis, or surrounding area, we’d love to help you give back to your community (and to the planet) by working with you to host a Tech Dump. How does it work, you might ask? It’s easy!

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Nov 29 2012

Dinosaurs & Doorstops: The Gifts That Keep On Giving — Electronics Recycling in Minneapolis, MN

by Carl Johnson in Events, Recycling

Electronics Recycling in Minneapolis has never been easier…Do you have an old computer “Dinosaur” hiding in the corner of your home office? A broken printer as a ridiculously-large doorstop? Or a long-since-dead-cell-phone-paperweight? They’d make fabulous gifts! What?! They don’t sound much like gifts, do they? But what would you say if we told you that any of these can be a gift that keeps on giving? It’s true, because by donating your dinosaurs, you enable non-profit TechDump and parent company JobsFoundation to: Create job opportunities for economically-disadvantaged adults, right here in Hennepin County, MN Refurbish and offer items for reuse to non-profit organizations at deeply-discounted rates Ensure hazardous and toxic components are properly handled within the US Safely reduce the waste stream De-clutter your personal environment and much more! There’s no denying the alarming statistics of the amount of discarded electronics generated each year (see this fascinating infographic from WellHome.com), but the good news is, there’s gold in them-there hills of E-waste… Gold, silver, titanium, copper, aluminum and more! Tech Dump’s environmentally-friendly recovery process can reclaim precious resources such as these from those old dinosaurs, which in turn allows JobsFoundation to invest in people–providing employment, vocational skills and a brighter future. Of course, our first choice is the most eco-friendly–outright reuse, so we’ll give that a try first. One way we do that is by offering items through online auctions, as well as eBay and craigslist sales. But if reuse isn’t feasible, we’ll recover and recycle, safely and right here in the US…once again providing jobs, through our carefully-screened downstream vendors. This great graphic shows our whole electronics recycling process in living color.

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Feb 01 2012

Inver Grove Heights Ford to Host TechDump in March

by Carl Johnson in Events

Based on the success of our New Brighton Ford Tech Dump, the company has oferred to host another event at their Inver Grove Heights Ford and Lincoln location. The event will be Thursday, March 29th from 3PM-8PM. Thank you Saxon Ford for all your help!

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