The ReStore is partnering with Illinois-based Vintage Tech Recyclers, LLC to offer free, unlimited electronic recycling to residents, schools and businesses in Allen County and the surrounding area.
“Part of the ReStore mission is to preserve the quality and space in our local landfills,” said Pam Lochner, ReStore Manager. “The Fort Wayne Habitat ReStore diverted over 300 tons of materials from local landfills in 2010, but has previously been unable to take electronic donations from customers. It is our hope that offering a free, convenient location to drop off electronics will inspire responsible electronic recycling, keep toxic waste out of our landfills and water supply, and in turn improve the environment.”
Vintage Tech Recyclers recycles or reuses 100 percent of all accepted electronics donated to the ReStore. The following items are accepted: computers, laptops, monitors, LCD’s, cell phones, printers, scanners, modems, CD drives, cables, keyboards, mice, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, camcorders, cameras, gaming systems and joysticks, telephones, pagers, answering machines, typewriters, calculators, adding machines, fax machines and copiers. They also offer data security by Blancco – the most certified and only government-approved erasure software tool in the industry.
Electronics may be dropped off at the Fort Wayne Habitat ReStore, 3837 N. Wells St., Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations may be made at the back of the store by ringing the service bell so volunteers or staff may assist in unloading items.
Visit the website at www.vintagetechrecyclers.com for more information.