Electronics Recycling and Data Security

In the electronic recycling industry, when we use the term “data security” we are referring to the protection of data contained in devices with memory (such as computer hard drives, smart phones, printers, fax machines) from being accessed by unauthorized persons or entities. In this context, protecting data is about destroying it. At Comprenew, our […]

Impact Recyclers Champions People AND the Environment

Impact Recyclers is a network of certified electronics recyclers who focus on providing employment to marginalized and at-risk populations. By providing job opportunities for people with barriers to employment, these organizations are social enterprises with a focus on the triple bottom line. All Impact Recyclers members are certified by R2 and/or e-Stewards, and maintain the […]

Memorial Day Store Hours

Comprenew stores will be closed in observance of Memorial Day 5/29/17 EXCEPT our 28th Street Store. Hours are 10 am – 6 pm .

Cell Phones and Tablets Now Available in Our Stores

Comprenew’s 4 stores are now carrying refurbished cell phones and tablets. Check them out at the following locations: 28th Street 1454 28th St SE 616.243.5310 Division 453 Division Ave S 616.451.4480 Northland Drive 5157 Northland Dr. NE 616.226.6638 Holland (New location) 520 Butternut Dr Suite 5 616.355.4229

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 […]

Grand Rapids “Got the Lead Out” on Earth Day!

On Earth Day, Friday, April 22, Comprenew was downtown Grand Rapids along Monroe Center collecting CRTs for certified recycling. CRTs are old-style (box shaped) TVs and computer monitors. Each CRT contains five to ten pounds of lead. Thanks to residents and area businesses, Comprenew collected over 2,500 electronic devices! Thank you Grand Rapids for “Getting […]

Join Comprenew during Earth Week: Because Our Environment, Community, and Families Matter!

Free Shred Event 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 […]

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 celebrates their 30th anniversary!

This March, Comprenew turns 30! In 1986, Comprenew began operations as a refurbisher of IBM Mainframe computer equipment. At the time, Comprenew served computer users and leasing companies located throughout the U.S. in two ways: by providing data security and by environmental protection. Computers and electronics often contain private data directly relating to the user of the […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Before Black Friday kicks off and people trade in their gratitude for ruthless deal-hunting, we’d like to spend a few minutes reflecting and being thankful for what we already have. I asked a handful of people at Comprenew to share what they’re thankful for this Thanksgiving, and here’s what they had to say: “I am […]