February 17, 2012

@baycitytimes Habitat for Humanity Bay County and Vintage Tech recyclers provide free electronics recycling:

ESSEXVILLE – Habitat for Humanity of Bay County, MI and Vintage Tech have established a consumer electronics recycling program at the affiliate’s ReStore in Hastings.


Vintage Tech, an approved electronics recycler and member of the Michigan Recycling Coalition, provides a collection trailer and processes recycled electronics in accordance with Federal and State regulations. Computer hard drives will be wiped clean.


Consumers may take electronic products to the Habitat for Humanity of Bay County ReStores during normal business hours Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge to consumers for this service.


This ReStore is open to the public for purchasing donated goods at greatly discounted prices. Many of these goods can be used to build and furnish homes. In addition, all of the proceeds from the ReStore go towards building homes in the Bay County community for deserving families in need. The Bay County ReStore is always looking for material donations and volunteers to join in its mission to help those in need.


The ReStore also promotes recycling so that no materials go to unnecessary waste. This includes recycling electronics, which, when sent to landfills, can leak harmful chemicals into the environment. Instead, many of the materials in electronics can be reused or repurposed. The partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Bay County and Vintage Tech works toward that goal.


For more information and a list of electronic products that are accepted by the ReStores for recycling, please visit To contact the ReStore, call Christine Kotlark, the Bay County ReStore Manager, at (989) 894-0415.


About Vintage Tech:
Vintage Tech Recyclers is a woman owned and operated company that is R2 and ISO 14001 certified, located approximately 35 miles southwest of Chicago. Vintage Tech’s mission is to provide an environmentally safe way to keep old electronics from irresponsible disposal.

For inquiries or more information call 866-435-9223. Please also visit