WHAT CAN I DROP OFF OR HAVE PICKED UP?
Electronics Recycling of Minnesota accepts consumer and industrial electronic items. If it has a cord, screen, or a battery, we probably take it.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY STUFF?
Our work begins by separating materials for recovery and reuse. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions, saves energy, and means fewer raw elements are extracted from the earth. With focus on re-use: many of our community resource programs donate reusable electronic items to community members in transition or poverty situations. We sell materials back into the supply chain; by avoiding landfill disposal, we’re helping build new products and maintain a sustainable, energy-efficient process. (This does not include hard drives, which are destroyed per NAID standards).
WHAT ABOUT DATA ON MY DEVICES?
Media storage devices, such as hard drives and media cards are removed from all computers, laptops, and cell phones. We do not resell or reuse anything containing customer data. After removal, these items are disassembled, shredded, and smelted to recover usable material. Our downstream industrial vendors are R2 certified for guaranteed data destruction. Data destruction certificates are available when requested.