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February 8, 2012

@ghtribune Kent County Habitat for Humanity and Vintage Tech offer community electronics recycling program.

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County and Vintage Tech Recyclers have established a consumer electronics recycling program at the affiliate’s two ReStore locations in Grand Rapids and Comstock Park.

Vintage Tech, an approved electronics recycler and member of the Michigan Recycling Coalition, provides a collection trailer and processes recycled electronics like computers, laptops, printers and DVD players in accordance with Federal and State regulations. Additionally, computer hard drives will be wiped clean.

Consumers may take electronic products to the Habitat for Humanity Kent County ReStores during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Their locations are at 5701 Division Ave in Grand Rapids and 920 Alpine Ave. NW in Comstock Park. There is no charge to consumers for this service.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home improvement thrift stores that are open to the public. All proceeds from the ReStores go towards local Habitat home building and renovation programs. Part of the ReStore mission is to reduce the amount of reusable materials that go to community landfills. The partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Kent 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 http://www.vintagetechrecyclers.com/ReStore-Kent-County-Michigan. To contact the ReStores, call Mary Buikema, the executive director, at  616-774-2431.