Brooklyn Park Xfinity Store Hosts April 22 Electronics Recycling Event
Anyone with old electronics lying around the house can dispose of them during a special event on Saturday, while also helping out a good cause.
Laptops, tablets, computer towers and keyboards are just a few of the items being accepted at the Brooklyn Park Xfinity store on Saturday for a special electronics recycling event.
Comcast has partnered with Minnesota Tech for Success for the Earth Day event. The Minneapolis nonprofit plans to refurbish the donated electronics and provide them to schools and other nonprofits throughout the state for little or no cost.
“By taking these donations and refurbishing them, we’re able to provide them to schools and students who may not otherwise have access,” said Emmy Frederickson, the director of sales and marketing for Minnesota Tech for Success. “Additionally we like to provide for people who are seeking employment.”
Saturday’s event goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the Brooklyn Park Xfinity location, people can also go to Xfinity stores at Ridgedale, Edina and Woodbury.
Here’s the list of items that are eligible for recycling:
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY: Laptops and tablets, Desktops and towers, Servers, Networking equipment, Printers and toner cartridges, Copiers and fax machines, Scanners, Docking stations, Projectors, Smartboards, LCD monitors
COMPONENTS: Keyboards and mice, Cords, Cables, Memory, Processors, Motherboards, Hard drives, External drives, Power adaptors, Microphones
PHONES: Telephone switches, Cell phones, VoIP phones and systems, Landline phones
These are the items they cannot accept:
CRT monitors, TVs, VCRs and DVD players, Stereos, Household electronics (refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, blenders, etc.), Medical waste, Smoke detectors, home appliances (washer/dryers, ovens, etc.), Freon-containing devices (i.e., refrigerators), Mercury-containing devices (thermostats, fluorescent tubes, etc.), Air conditioners, Dehumidifiers.
Minnesota Tech for Success encourages people to contact their county’s hazardous waste management facility for proper disposal of these items.
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