TRC Partners with Communities to Recycle E-Waste

Published December 2018 by Madison Anonick

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO GET RID OF THAT OLD TV OR MONITOR?

TRC partners with communities across MN every year to provide responsible recycling options for unwanted household electronics.

THE NUMBERS

This year The Retrofit Companies Inc., held dozens of recycling events and partnered with cities and counties across Minnesota to provide residents with responsible recycling options for those unwanted household electronics, such as old TV’s or monitors.

2018 is not over yet, but TRC has already shipped over 1,294,422# of residential e-waste. That’s equivalent to approx. 5.5 Blue Whales!

To everyone’s surprise, CRT‘s still keep showing up at these events every year. In 2016, it was estimated that there were still approx. 3 million tons of CRT’s lurking in people’s homes. This is important because CRT’s contain lead and other hazardous materials that needs to be properly disposed of and kept out of landfills.

WORKING WITH TRC

“We really appreciate you guys, especially the truck drivers. They go above and beyond and always make it happen. You are fair on pricing and your drivers work well with our college students that are coordinating the programs. Your drivers really take them under their wing!” – Shannon Thompson, Clay County

 

“Your truck drivers are great, everything is always organized ahead of time and everyone is taken care of. We always marvel at how much stuff is out there, you would think the flow of stuff to recycle would taper off but there’s always stuff!” – Tim Nelson, Cook County

 

“The events with TRC went really well, as usual. The crew that was down there did a wonderful job, and the past 4 years working with TRC have been great. There is always a good turnout!” – Mark Goskeson, Freeborn County

WORKING THE EVENTS

“As a driver for the Retrofit Companies, Inc. I wanted to say thank you to all the cities and counties that participated in collections this year. It’s always a pleasure to work with you and as always, no injuries! Safety is a priority at all events. I’m seeing happy faces when they get to get rid of old electronics! I look forward to seeing everyone in the 2019 season. – Kerry Nygren, Driver

 

“This year I worked 5 events. We always come together, even in the rain, to help people get rid of their unwanted stuff. You get a lot of compliments, especially from the out-of-towners, saying thank you for helping them. People give great feedback and come back every year.” – Brett Weber, TRC Employee

 

“I’ve worked the events around the St. Paul area and I love that I can bring my boys. It’s a great family friendly experience and teaches them responsibility. It’s also a great workout! Learning about recycling and interacting with customers is such a good experience for them.” – Nicole Scott, TRC Employee

WHERE WERE WE THIS YEAR?

Check out our Community Recycling Events Blog to see what areas we worked with this year. We will likely be in all of these locations next year, and more!

If you need recycling options today, you can always walk-in with your items at either of our locations. Learn More.

CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING NEEDS!