August 18, 2011

50,000 Pounds of Electronics Recycled In Habitat ReStore Program


Submitted by Scott Beedy, Community Editor



Nearly 50,000 pounds of electronics have been recycled at the Habitat ReStore since its partnership with Vintage Tech Recyclers started in June.


The Habitat ReStore, at 208 Cottage Grove Road in Madison, began accepting used electronics this summer. Residents can drop off outdated and unwanted electronics at the Habitat ReStore during regular store hours from Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with Thursdays open until 6 p.m.


“This has been a great partnership for us,” said Jen Voichick, Habitat ReStore Director. “The response from Dane County residents for the program has been fantastic.”


All items are free to drop-off, except for televisions, computer monitors and microwaves in which there is a $5 donation request per item.


Also, all personal data is guaranteed to be safely and securely destroyed, through the Habitat ReStore’s partnership with Vintage Tech Recyclers.


The items accepted include: computers, laptops, monitors, LCD’s, cell phones, printers, scanners, modems, CD drives, cables, keyboards, mice, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, camcorders, cameras, game players and joysticks, telephones, pagers, answering machines, typewriters, calculators, adding machines, fax machines, copiers, postage meters and microwaves.


Items can be dropped off near the front of the Habitat ReStore with donations for televisions, computer monitors and microwaves to be made with the cashier.


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