Consider Recycling Electronics for Earth Day
Earth Day is Monday, April 22. Many people will spend the day planting trees and picking up trash, but another idea is recycling old electronics perhaps collecting dust in your home.
Employees at Device Pitstop in Maple Grove are encouraging people to go through their old electronics and recycle them.
An estimated 15 to 20 percent of consumers recycle their electronic devices.
Tossing old electronics in the garbage can be harmful to the environment.
“There are lots of different types of metals that are used on the motherboards and different parts that can really cause a lot of problems in our environment,” said Brad Swenson, vice president of Device Pitstop. “They are hazards to our water our environment and animals.”
Technicians can restore certain phones and tablets. Some lucky people may even receive money for them.
For more information on how to recycle your electronic devices, go to the Device Pitstop website.