Where is Manufacturer Support?

There are currently 25 states with “electronic take-back” programs. Michigan is one of them. These programs differ, but most require manufacturers of electronic devices to pay for the proper recycling of “covered” devices. A “covered” device is a product that has the potential of causing significant environmental harm if improperly handled. In Michigan, covered devices […]

Comprenew Introduces Computers-for-Parents Outreach Program

Comprenew’s new computers-for-parents program helps financially challenged families acquire a home computer and training. Comprenew’s goal is to close the digital divide while setting up families for success. Comprenew launched a pilot program last fall to address the digital divide that exists in our community. The computers-for-parents program is called This Is My Computer™ (TIMC) […]


Comprenew is proud to announce that we have joined Impact Recyclers, a nation-wide network of socially-minded certified (R2 and/or e-Stewards) electronic recyclers. All of the members of Impact Recyclers share a common purpose: they recycle, refurbish, and resell electronic waste (e-waste) to create jobs for people who would otherwise struggle to enter the workforce. Electronic waste […]

Academy for At Risk Inner-city Youth

The Comprenew Academy comes to an end on August 13, but what a great summer it’s been! The Academy is an environmentally-focused program for at risk inner-city youth that provides mentorship, direction, and preparation for the workforce. Our goal for each student is that they leave this summer’s program with skills to help them set and follow through […]

LCD displays – Reuse, Disassemble or Shred?

Most LCD displays contain mercury vapor bulbs. If damaged, these bulbs will introduce mercury into the environment. Mercury must always be contained because even the smallest trace amounts in air or water can cause significant and lasting harm. For this reason Comprenew has never disassembled LCD displays. Most people understand that reusing an asset is […]

Electronic Take Back – Who will pay?

According to the Electronics Take Back Coalition’s website, 25 states have passed legislation mandating statewide e-waste recycling. This means that 65% of the U.S. population should now be covered. However, not all these state laws are bullet proof. Out of the 25 states with e-waste recycling laws, 23 have a producer responsibility law, which means […]


The Big Day of Serving, a national one-day mission event, comes to Grand Rapids on Saturday, October 18. Around 900 volunteers will be spread out in groups throughout Grand Rapids and their mission is to help clean up neighborhoods, recycle, and help people in need.  Comprenew is expecting over 150 volunteers on October 18. The […]

Comprenew’s Newest Location

Comprenew opened a new electronics store at 5157 Northland Dr. NE, Grand Rapids. The store hours are Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. All three of Comprenew’s retail stores offer refurbished electronics for sale, computer repairs, and serve as electronic donation drop off site for recycling.  

Comprenew Newsletter

Comprenew gains e-Stewards Certification!   With Comprenew’s Promise to Protect, you can be sure your data is secure. Comprenew is committed to continual improvement and has recently earned three new certifications.    Comprenew is now R2, e-Stewards, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 Certified. Comprenew is one of only 68 e-Stewards certified recyclers in the nation.    […]

Zeeland e-cycling in the news Volunteers collected more than 11 tons of electronic waste for recycling on Saturday, March 16, at the First Reformed Church of Zeeland for a citywide Electronics & Metal Recycling Day. The event was in partnership with a nonprofit electronic recycling organization based in Grand Rapids called Comprenew. This was not the first event for […]

Corporate Testimonials

Comprenew is an absolutely wonderful organization! I am a teacher for Cognitively impaired young adults and our goal is to provide these students with work experiences to gain knowledge of job skills and different job options that may be available to them. I arranged for a tour of your Ionia street store and was blown away by your mission, customer service, passion, and willingness of your staff to work with me and my students. We have been involved with Comprenew ever since. My students love Comprenew because they feel they are part of the solution to electronic waste and they love the hands-on experience. We hope to continue with Comprenew for years to come.

Ann Paauwe
KVO/CBOT program- Eberhard Center

The Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center has worked with Comprenew now for over a year and is very appreciative of the time, dedication, training, and professional opportunities that Comprenew has been able to provide our students. Comprenew has a been an excellent community partner and we look forward to a long lasting relationship with their organization.

Gretchen LaHaie
Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center

West Michigan Creation Care has been partnering with Comprenew for six years. We keep coming back because the relationship works so well.

Values-in-action are important to us. Comprenew's ability to leverage multiple positive values simultaneously is outstanding. We appreciate Comprenew's commitment to the environment, recycling, community values, and community development.

Peter Boogaart
West Michigan Creation Care