‘General Electronics’ Options

http://www.couragepickup.org/gd.donations/main/acceptableDonations.aspx

Courage Center is a non-profit rehabilitation and resource center that empowers people with disabilities to realize their full potential in every aspect of life. They use a holistic approach that includes comprehensive rehabilitation therapies, independent living services, drivers services, a community reintegration program, accessible aquatics and fitness programs, camps, and adapted sports and recreation programs. 

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http://www.dcalservices.com/

Dcal Services, LLC is a computer and electronic recycling center. They disassemble computers and electric components, salvage reusable parts for in-store sales and separate and sends other components to final processors instead of landfills. They also accept household appliances. Most items are free to recycle, though there is a nominal cost for some items such as monitors.

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http://www.forerunnerrecycling.com/

Forerunner Recycling understands your need to safely dispose of your computer and electronic equipment in an environmentally responsible manner. Their Connecting Hearts program provides jobs for the developmentally disabled. By promoting reuse – computer recycling and electronic recycling – Forerunner Computer Recycling extends the life of computer equipment and reduces e-waste.

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http://www.gazelle.com/

Gazelle is a reCommerce service that helps you sell and recycle your used electronics. They believe electronics recycling begins with reuse. They extend the lives of used electronics by selling them through retail and wholesale outlets. Items without value are responsibly recycled. Whether you want to sell a cell phone, laptop, or any other of the more than 250,000 other products they accept, Gazelle can help. 

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http://www.goodwill.org/

At Goodwill, the sales of your donations help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience or face employment challenges.  Goodwill accepts your new or gently used items.

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http://www.jsi.org/computer-electronic-recycling

Jeffco Subcontracting Inc (JSI) has added a new electronic recycling service. What makes this so special is that the work is done by workers at a sheltered workshop for developmentally disabled children to work after high school.

Computers and other electronics are filled with metals and wires that can be recycled. The circuit boards, for example, can be sold by the pound. It just takes a little effort to separate the parts from the computer.

Computers and monitors are being accepted at no charge. They destroy hard drives and data. The workers take the computers apart and separate the recyclable items. The program gets to keep about 30 percent of the money made when the recyclable items are sold. They also recycle cardboard boxes.

Currently 120 disabled people, ranging in age from 21 to 68 years, work at the workshop. For many the workshop is more than a job, it’s also their social life.

For information about donating, or scheduling a collection event, call JSI at 636-296-6211.

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http://www.midwrc.net/

Midwest Recycling Center is one of only two recyclers in the state of Missouri that have achieved level 4 certification. They recycle a ton of stuff. If you can’t figure out where to recycle something, they’ll be glad to help you figure it out. 

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http://www.moblind.org/

Missouri Council of the Blind and its affiliates are active members of the American Council of the Blind. They work for causes that affect people who are visually impaired and strives to improve their quality of life. MCB assists people with several degrees of vision loss: Totally blind-no usable vision, legally blind-visual acuity of 20/200 or less with corrective lens, or field of vision limited to 20 degrees or less, or progressive eye disease which will lead to severe vision loss.

MCB offers educational scholarships, health benefits, summer camps, special services program, public awareness programs, adaptive technology information and advocacies employment and legislation issues.

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http://www.ourthriftstore.org/

Our Thrift Store is a very unique thrift store. They serve a very special purpose – creating ongoing jobs for young adults with disabilities. Not only does the community benefit from low-priced items, but 100% of their proceeds go back into the GEAR Foundation’s services allowing them to expand their programs and create more jobs as they grow in size and scope.

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http://www.outofthecloset.org/

Out of the Closet Thrift Stores generate income that helps fund the medical services Aids Healthcare Foundation provides. In addition to regular retail operations, three locations also offer free HIV testing and counseling in a private area of the store.

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http://radioshack.cexchange.com/online/home/index.rails

Radio Shack accepts eligible working electronics as trade-ins for gift cards. If your item doesn’t have any trade in value, they will recycle it free for you. Their website will determine the trade-in value of your item(s) and create a pre-paid shipping label for you.

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http://www.recyclingforcharities.com/index.php

Recycling for Charities is a non-profit organization helping other charities. Donate your old cell phone, PDA, digital camera, ipod, and ink or toner cartridge to be recycled and benefit the charity of your choice.

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http://www.rnaworldwide.com/

RNA WorldWide is an electronics, appliances, and metals recycling company that provides a secure full service commercial and industrial pick-up and drop off recycling center.

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http://www.stlarc.org

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center affords men the opportunity to regain their self-respect and acquire the life skills needed to take their rightful place in life. The Adult Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to rebuilding lives. The residence accommodates 102 men. The program is designed for the mental, physical and spiritual rehabilitation of the person. The majority of men who come to this center for assistance are having problems in many areas of their lives, i.e., social, medical, spiritual, personal and employment. The common factor for most of them is that of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. These services are provided at no cost. They accept donations to sell to the public in one of 8 thrift stores. The proceeds from those sales support this program.

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http://www.takebackexpress.com/

Take Back Express is the industries one-stop solution in providing technology-driven reverse distribution collection solutions for end of life products that would otherwise harm our environment. They simplify and streamline the returns collection process, minimizing the time consuming job of returns management, decreasing the amount of product shipping time, and maximizes operating efficiency.

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http://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com/ThinkGreenFromHome.cfm

Waste Management pioneers environmentally sustainable solutions to waste needs. Last year, they recycled enough paper to save 41 million trees and supplied enough waste-based energy to replace more than 14 million barrels of oil.

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http://www.witsinc.org/index.php

WITS recycles and refurbishes electronics, computers and surplus equipment from local or national businesses and residents by fixing or replacing what may be broken and putting it back into the community for educational use. This keeps the used equipment out of the landfills and provides those in need with the technology to accomplish their educational or career goals. WITS also offers training in many areas for students of all ages and capabilities for internships and resume experiences and the chance to teach their skills to other students with hands-on experiences.

Anything that WITS cannot reuse is recycled appropriately at our recycling facility. WITS has a 0% landfill policy which has been followed since they began recycling in 2002.

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