Tech Dump is an industry-leader in electronics recycling. The nonprofit hosts two drop-off sites – one in St. Paul and another in Golden Valley – where folks can bring their old electronics to recycle. Since their inception in 2011, they have processed more than 35 million pounds of electronic waste, which includes items like computers, projectors, and even microwaves.
Over the past decade, Tech Dump has grown their social enterprise operation to include 90 employees, often people facing barriers to employment who gain valuable work experience and training. They also provide refurbishing services to make electronics last longer and reduce companies’ carbon footprints, all while practicing the highest level of data security and safety for their clients.
Tech Dump is passionate about reducing e-waste, but they also find ways to celebrate and care for the spaces around their locations. They work to beautify the outdoor spaces and engage their neighbors in sustainable activities like composting and participating in “buy nothing” groups.
Maria Jensen, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, boasts that Tech Dump lives their mission and ensures our natural world is a place everyone can enjoy. Tech Dump and its team are passionate about care for Minnesota, and their work helps make it a better place for all of us.
Learn more about Tech Dump and e-waste recycling: www.techdump.org.