Put your old TV to good use

Old computer monitor and television

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Flat-screen televisions and slim computer monitors are all over the market. Gone are the days of clunky old tube TVs. If you still have one (or several) in your basement or garage, there is a way you can dispose of them in an environmentally responsible way.

Electronics are full of harmful toxins that can cause cancer, kidney failure, birth defects, and other illnesses if not properly disposed of. Comprenew refurbishes and resells electronics, with proceeds going toward four community outreach programs. It holds the highest level of certifications in the United States for electronics recycling and data security. They offer year-round electronics recycling drop-off at all locations, accepting anything with a battery or cord to recycle and all memory devices are cleared for free.

Comprenew is holding an Earth Day event, “Let’s Get the Lead Out, Grand Rapids!” It takes place at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Comprenew trucks will be parked along Monroe Center to collect old style TVs and computer monitors to be recycled. They will collect the first 100 for free. After the first 100, there will be a recycling charge of $7 to $50 depending on screen size.

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