ProAct eRecycling ServicesCyclePointKeep America Beautiful


Nonprofit serving people with disabilities celebrates ‘America Recycles Day,’
urges donations of old computers, flat screens, will demonstrate
destructive power of hard drive ‘shredder’ which assures data security

In conjunction with the nationwide “America Recycles Day,” ProAct eRecycling Services is hosting a special collection event on November 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Red Wing location.

“We want people in our area to get plugged in with eRecycling, to learn about our capabilities, and the benefits this service provides to people with disabilities,” explains ProAct Production Manager Jim Bohmbach.  A primary goal is to keep electronic and electrical products out of the trash.

Affiliated with the national “Keep America Beautiful” organization, ProAct eRecycling Services is a part of CyclePoint electronics recycling network, and offers guaranteed data destruction and security. 

Hard drives are kept under strict lock and key procedures until they are destroyed using a commercial grade shredder that cuts them into hundreds of pieces, according to Recycling Manager Tim Hovey, who urges people to come and see its destructive power at the event.

ProAct participants and staff will assist electronics waste donors in collecting their materials at their vehicles.  Refreshments will be served and most items are accepted without charge.

A complete list of the materials accepted, and the few items requiring a fee is available at  ProAct takes all items with cords or batteries, except for devices containing refrigerants.

The nonprofit is located at 204 Mississippi Avenue in Red Wing (map), in the city’s industrial park.  It also offers regular collection hours, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays.  A similar special collection event is being planned for the spring.

ProAct eRecycling Services is a service unit of ProAct, Inc.  The nonprofit’s mission is to serve individuals with disabilities experiencing barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.

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