Comprenew is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring environmental care and increasing vocational preparedness through education for all people and segments of society, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or status, through best practice technology recycling services.

It is Comprenew’s mission to protect people and the environment from problems associated with electronics by extending the economic lifecycle of used electronics. We act as a resource for the community to recycle and educate, while providing job readiness programs.

Comprenew’s Health and Safety Guidlines

Comprenew Annual Report 2014»



When I was a boy, I used to dream about being part of a unique team of super heroes who fought off the bad guys and kept the world safe; making sure everyone had a chance.

I’d like to introduce you to a more realistic hero – Comprenew.

Since 1986, some of the largest companies in America have used Comprenew to properly service, recycle and resell their used and surplus information technology equipment. In 1999, the Comprenew team began to provide its electronic recycling and data protection services to the public, free of charge. In 2004, the team began two environmentally-orientated vocational programs for youth and disadvantaged adults. This unique combination of best practice corporate services and disciplined vocational programs produces the highest possible protection to our customers and our communities.

Our “Promise to Protect” extends far beyond the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the data we generate. It includes more than a commitment to recover the highest value from used electronics for our customers. We promise to do what we can to give the people of our community hope for tomorrow. In summary, these commitments are our commitment to you – Our Promise to Protect.

If you are a customer of ours, I want to thank you for your business and the relationship we share. If you are not yet a customer, we would like the opportunity to get to know you.

Let’s make things safer, better, and more rewarding – together.

Scott VanderKooy


Corporate Testimonials

Comprenew is easy to do business with because of their “we take all electronics” attitude about recycling. Pick up service is dependable, scheduled the same day every week, and are very accommodating. We never have an issue with Comprenew.

Bill Gurn

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