This Saturday, April 16, 2016, residents can bring their unwanted memory devices, electronics, and paper documents to Comprenew’s Holland location for a free data/paper shred event from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. The Holland Comprenew is located at 11379 East Lakewood Blvd. Comprenew will be shredding hard drives, CDs, DVDs and other similar devices while collecting residential and business electronics for recycling. Comprenew accept anything with a battery or cord for free with the exception of CRTs and items with refrigerants.
Advance Document Destruction will also be on-site, collecting paper documents for shredding (10 box limit per customer). Event participants are welcome to register for door prizes and shop for great deals on refurbished electronics. All proceeds from sales fund Comprenew’s community outreach programs for both adults and kids at-risk.
CRT Collection Drive: “Let’s Get the LEAD Out”
Old style (box shaped) TVs and computer monitors contain five to ten pounds of lead. They are often referred to as CRTs. When CRTs are not disposed of properly, the lead can pollute our drinking water, soil and the air we breathe.
On Earth Day, Friday, April 22, Comprenew will be in downtown Grand Rapids along Monroe Center in front of Rosa Parks Circle collecting CRT’s, for certified recycling. Residents can drop off unwanted CRTs from 8am to 2pm. The first 100 CRTs collected will be free of charge! After the first 100 CRTs are received, there will be a charge based on screen size that ranges from a 14” for $7 to a 42”+ for $50.