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February 20, 2012

Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County and Vintage Tech Offer Consumer Electronics Recycling Program

 

Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County
1384 W. Main St.
Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: (989) 732-6070

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

GAYLORD – Habitat for Humanity of Otsego, Mich. and Vintage Tech have established a consumer electronics recycling program at the affiliate’s ReStore in Gaylord.

 

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 Otsego County ReStore during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 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 Otsego County community for deserving families in need. The Otsego 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 Otsego 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-Ostego-Michigan.aspx. To contact the ReStore, call the Otsego County ReStore at (989) 732-6070 .