Join Us & Recycle That Old Phone

Tech Dump is a non-profit social enterprise that responsibly recycles and refurbishes electronics while providing jobs as well as job and life skills training for individuals with barriers to employment; primarily due to time served in the criminal justice system and/or a history of addiction. Between now and Labor Day, Tech Dump is campaigning to collect 1 TON of unwanted phones, PDAs, chargers and cables which will fund 1,000 hours of work for individuals in our program!

With the EPA reporting that only 11% of mobile devices get recycled, Cell Phone Summer aims to increase awareness about how to properly deal with unused electronics. A ton of cell phones contains copper, silver, gold, palladium, and rare earth elements, all of which can be recovered to reduce the environmental impact of mining.

Reduce clutter. Create Jobs. Protect the environment. 


We are collecting the following for Cell Phone Summer:


  • Flip Phones
  • Smart Phones
  • PDA's
  • Chargers
  • Cables


COMPLETE DATA DESTRUCTION GUARANTEED!


CELL PHONE SUMMER EVENTS

All Summer

June 12 - 19

June 14

June 12 - 26

June 14 - 28

June 17 

June 24

June 26 - July 10

June 27 - July 11

June 27 - July 11

July 8th

July 8th

July 10 - 24

July 11

July 11 - 21

July 12 - 19

July 12 - Aug 1

July 15

July 22

July 22

July 23

Aug 1 - 15

Aug 6

Aug 8

Aug 10

Aug 11 - 25

Aug 12

Aug 12

Aug 15

Aug 19

Aug 24 - Sep 4

Aug 25

Aug 26

Sep 4

Drop Site

Drop Site

Pop-up Event  

Drop Site

Drop Site

Pop-up Event 

Salvage Saturday 

Drop Site

Drop Site

Drop Site

Pop-up Event 

Salvage Saturday  

Drop Site

MOVIE NIGHT Drop Site

Drop Site

Drop Site

Drop Site 

Pop-up Event  

Adoption Party w/ MN Pitbull Rescue  

Salvage Saturday

Pop-up Event

Drop Site  

ROBOT FASHION SHOW

MOVIE NIGHT Drop Site

MOVIE NIGHT Drop Site 

Drop Site 

Adoption Party with Secondhand Hounds

Salvage Saturday 

Pop-up Event

Pop-up Event

Drop Site  

MOVIE NIGHT Drop Site  

Salvage Saturday  

Cell Phone Summer Finale  

 

Tech Dump will accept most electronics with a cord, cable or battery for responsible recycling at any of our 3 facilities. 

Tech Dump’s Cell Phone Summer campaign aims to collect ONE TON of phones and fund 1000 hours of work for people with barriers to employment at the social enterprise. Participating is easy because there are locations across the metro! And your data is safe because Tech Dump follows Department of Defense data security practices. So, cell-ebrate summer, protect the environment and create jobs!

Reduce clutter. Create Jobs. Protect the environment. 


We are collecting the following for Cell Phone Summer:


  • Flip Phones
  • Smart Phones
  • PDA's
  • Chargers
  • Cables




COMPLETE DATA DESTRUCTION GUARANTEED!


CELL PHONE SUMMER EVENTS

All Summer | Drop Site | Arc's Value Village (All 5 locations) 

June 12 - 19 | Drop Site | Bakken Museum

June 14 | Pop-up Event | Breaking Bread

June 12 - 26 | Drop Site | Peace Coffee: Wonderland Park

June 14 - 28 | Drop Site | Downtown MPLS YMCA

June 17 | Pop-up Event | St. Louis Park Parktacular

June 24 | Salvage Saturday | All Tech Dump locations  

June 26 - July 10 | Drop Site | City of Shorewood

June 27 - July 11 | Drop Site | Habitat Restore Minneapolis

June 27 - July 11 | Drop Site | Habitat Restore New Brighton 

July 8 | Pop-up Event | NE Minneapolis Farmers Market

July 8 | Salvage Saturday | All Tech Dump locations 

July 10 - 24 | Drop Site | City of Hopkins 

July 11 | MOVIE NIGHT Drop Site | GLEAMING THE CUBE at Grumpy's NE

July 11 - 21 | Drop Site | Highland Community Center

July 12 - 19 | Drop Site | Leonardo’s Basement

July 12 - Aug 1 | Drop Site | Science Museum of Minnesota

July 15 | Pop-up Event | Mill City Farmers Market 

July 22 | ADOPTION PARTY with MN Pit Bull Rescue | Tech Dump Golden Valley

July 22 | Salvage Saturday | All Tech Dump locations

July 23 | Pop-up Event | Junket: Tossed & Found

Aug 1 - 15 | Drop Site | Sea Salt Eatery

Aug 6 | ROBOT FASHION SHOW | Can Can Wonderland

Aug 8 | MOVIE NIGHT Drop Site | BREAKIN' 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO at Clubhouse Jäger

Aug 10 | MOVIE NIGHT Drop Site | AIRBUD at Sociable Cider Werks

Aug 11 - 25 | Drop Site | Dean's Supermarket in Osseo

Aug 12 | ADOPTION PARTY with Secondhand Hounds | Tech Dump Golden Valley

Aug 12 | Salvage Saturday | All Tech Dump locations

Aug 19 | Pop-up Event | Appetite For Change Summer Block Party

Aug 24 - Sep 4 | Drop Site | Eco Experience at the MN State Fair

Aug 25 | MOVIE NIGHT Drop Site | MASTERS OF THE UNIVESE at MacKenzie Pub

Aug 26 | Salvage Saturday | All Tech Dump locations

Sep 4 | Cell Phone Summer Finale Eco Experience at the MN State Fair




Tech Dump will accept most electronics with a cord, cable or battery for responsible recycling at any of our 3 facilities. 

Questions? Call Us At (763) 432-3117

Tax Deductible

When you make your donation you get a receipt for tax-time. We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit.

Simple Drop-Off

Come to an event at the nearest Tech Dump location, drop-off bin, or stop by at one of our upcoming events!

Responsible Recycling

100% of materials donated are recycled for minimal impact on the environment. All personal data is destroyed.

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