Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Computer recycling event set for April 11

Help your community and the environment! Drop off used computers on Saturday April 11. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Do you have an older, unused PC in your closet? Are you planning to upgrade your desktop or laptop computer this year? Is your office upgrading? We need your old technology to help bridge the ‘digital divide’ in the Kansas City Metro area!

We are very, very excited to announce the 2nd Tech Mob Technology Recycling Event! On Saturday, April 11th, we’ll be taking any and all e-Waste you can give us and refurbish it and recycle it in a responsible, mother-earth-approved way. The best part? We’ll do it for FREE!

All this recycling goodness will go down at:

Connecting for Good
NE Wyandotte Co. Community Tech Center
2006 North 3rd Street Kansas City, Kansas 66101

  • The Digital Divide is very real in the Kansas City Area. We believe it is one of the most important social justice issues of our day.
  • 25% of Kansas City area residents don’t have Internet access at home.
  • 42% of those who don’t use the Internet have annual household incomes of under $25,000
  • 46% of nonusers are minorities.
  • 70% of Kansas City Public Schools students do not have the Internet in their homes.
  • It’s estimated 60 to 65 million computers become obsolete every year in the US, some estimates show 3 to 5 percent of material in landfills is e-Waste.
Another report estimated between 315 and 680 million computers are waiting in peoples garages and homes, waiting to be disposed of properly, which is why we are hosting the Tech Mob.


Show up to the Tech Mob drop off your old technology and it will be professionally refurbished. What Connecting for Good can’t use will be professionally recycled. With your help, we can see many lives changed simply because they will be able to connect to all the resources available through the Internet.

Won’t you help? This is a great time to give us your unused PC equipment and get a tax deduction at the same time. What is no longer useful to you can be turned into something that can change the life of a child in an under resourced urban core family.

Acceptable items include computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, speakers, hard drives, tablets, Netbooks, flat televisions, DVDs, VCRs, stereos, camcorders, cameras, games systems, printers, scanners, surge protectors, telephones, typewriters and adding machines. Large appliances – including refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens and microwaves – will not be accepted.