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Tech Dump expands recycling operation to the Midway

Posted on 08 October 2014 by robwas66

IOC9_14TechDumpTech Dump, an electronics recycling nonprofit, opened their St. Paul location to the public last month. Their warehouse at 698 Prior Ave. N. is their second location, with their first in Golden Valley.  They will host an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tues., Oct. 28 from 4-6:30pm.[spacer height=”-10px”]
Tech Dump is a local, social enterprise, fully-funded through the collection and recycling of electronics. Items are refurbished and recycled in an environmentally friendly way, while providing stable jobs and on-the-job training to economically disadvantaged adults. Tech Dump reports that for every 72 thousand pounds of electronics collected, approximately one job is created for a year for an adult that has spent time in the justice system or is in recovery from addiction. [spacer height=”-10px”]
Tom McCullough, Executive Director of Tech Dump, said that “through the great support of the community, we are on track to recycle 4 million pounds of electronics with 40 positions for adults with barriers to employment by the end of 2014. This expansion allows for this and future growth.” [spacer height=”-10px”]
“With this investment in Saint Paul, we expect to significantly increase both the amount of adults employed and pounds of electronics recycled,” said McCullough. [spacer height=”-10px”]
“I’m excited to welcome Tech Dump to Saint Paul. They’re bringing another recycling resource to the city, and the region, that will help further sustainability goals,” said St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. “This is yet another example of Saint Paul’s forward momentum in economic development with more jobs being added in the city.”[spacer height=”-10px”]
Tech Dump invites both residents and businesses to learn more about their service at www.TechDump.org and to either drop off items to their warehouses (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-4:30pm), schedule a pick-up, or consider hosting an electronics recycling collection event. [spacer height=”-10px”]
Tech Dump recycles all sorts of electronics (they accept anything with a cord, cable, or battery, that isn’t a large home appliance). The only items with a charge to recycle are the old tube/CRT TVs and monitors. Their website, www.TechDump.org, provides a list of what is and is not accepted. [spacer height=”-10px”]
TechDump is a division of Jobs Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing stable jobs to economically disadvantaged adults to obtain marketable job skills and a pathway to self-sufficiency. They accomplish this through the collection and recycling of electronics, which not only support a green initiative, but also uses the proceeds from recycling and refurbishing to create jobs for those with barriers to employment.

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