Recycling Company Spends Earth Day Collecting Old Electronics from the Public
Albuquerque, NM / Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Co. exists to prevent e-waste from entering landfills in Albuquerque and all over the nation. Their storefront is always open for electronics drop-offs and they do electronics pick-ups for businesses nationally. But due to COVID, it had been a few years since they had been able to do a public event. On Earth Day, April 22, 2022, they teamed up with a local tech company to host their first recycling event since before the pandemic.
To learn more about Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling, visit: https://albuquerquerecycling.net/.
The recycling event took place from 9 am – 1 pm and was open to the public as well as staff from the local tech company. To make sure that everyone was still safe, they had a clear drop-off route mapped out on the property to prevent crowds from gathering or unneeded interactions. Throughout the four-hour donation time, community members donated 1,000 pounds of e-waste.
Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Co.’s Operations Manager, Phil Nairn, explained,
“It was just so nice to see so many smiling faces,” referring to the mask mandate being lifted by the New Mexico governor in February 2022.
The public recycling event is hopefully just the first of many events as restrictions have been lifted and many people are more willing to come to public events.
At the event, Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Co. collected all sorts of electronics, including smartphones, laptops, computers, small kitchen appliances, TVs, and home office equipment. Many items, both at the event and at their brick and mortar, are free to recycle. Some items have a small processing fee per pound to help the company cover its costs.
About Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Company
Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Company is a recycling center for end-of-life computers and electronics. They operate at the highest, most secure industry standards, performing data destruction on all data-retaining electronics, serving individuals and businesses.
3726 Hawkins St. NE