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 […]

Comprenew Connect Bridges the Digital Divide

In the fall of 2015, Comprenew launched Comprenew Connect in partnership with Grand Rapids Public Schools Parent University, offering computer literacy classes for low income parents who lack computer skills and a home computer. Since then, Comprenew Connect has grown and is now offered at a number of organizations, including Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities […]

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 .

Celebrate Earth Day with Comprenew

This Earth Day, April 22, recycle your unwanted electronics at one of our four Comprenew stores and receive a $10 gift card! And, you can register to win one of four refurbished laptop computers! Corporate customers please call Comprenew at 616-451-4400 to schedule a drop off time at 629 Ionia Ave. SW. Store hours: 10 […]

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

Comprenew does more than recycle unwanted electronics!

You may know that Comprenew is an electronics recycler, but you may not know we are a nonprofit organization with a dual mission: to protect people, the environment and businesses from the dangers of e-waste AND to engage with the community to address the problem of under- and unemployment for at-risk individuals. Our community engagement […]

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 […]