Comprenew announced today that the Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) awarded them a $67,500 grant to expand their PureMAPP program. Comprenew’s PureMAPP program partners with municipalities, counties, conservation districts, townships, and cities to create permanent, staffed, electronic recycling collection sites. PureMAPP’s host partners provide communities with state registered, certified recycling solutions with convenient access for Michigan residents to drop-off their unwanted electronics.
Comprenew is committed to expanding the PureMAPP program by adding an additional 10 sites in the next 24 months. These sites will be targeting rural, underserved areas that lack electronics collection infrastructure. This expansion will also contribute to Gov. Rick Snyder’s goal of increasing the statewide recycling rate.
“We really appreciate this support from the State of Michigan and the DEQ. This grant will make Michigan cleaner and safer for all,” said Scott Vander Kooy, President of Comprenew.
Currently, Comprenew has a total of 19 PureMAPP locations throughout Michigan, including their process facility in Grand Rapids and four retail stores that refurbish and remarket technology from their collection network and 14 permanent partner collection sites.
Comprenew is a nonprofit electronics recycler and data security organization whose mission is to protect Michigan’s environment, while educating its population in a manner that encourages better stewardship for the environment. Comprenew adheres to a strict no landfill, no export policy and holds the highest level of certifications in the country for electronics recycling and data security.