Tech Dump Announces Acquisition of Mail-In Electronics Recycling Program
Minnesota-based electronics waste recycler Tech Dump has expanded its national footprint with the acquisition of Scrubb.IT-a mail-in electronics recycling program. This is Tech Dump’s first acquisition ever. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed, sources said.
The acquisition also marks the national launch of ‘Scrubb’ service. Customers can now purchase a customized postage label for $25, pack their unwanted electronics in small-to-medium-sized box of their choice and leave it for their mail carrier, schedule a postal pickup, or drop it off at the post office. Customers can pack small electronic devices and accessories up to 30 pounds. The permitted items for recycling includes laptops, cell phones, cords, cables, cameras and controllers.
The timely launch of the service will help customers who are looking to get rid of their old electronics, which have obsolete after new purchases this holiday season. The Scrubb service will prove helpful for people living in remote areas, having mobility issues or time constraints to drop off their discarded electronics to certified e-waste recyclers.
Last fall, Tech Dump had purchased a 90,000 square-foot building in Vandalia Street, St. Paul, where it plans to open a facility this spring. The non-profit also aims to double its workforce by 2022.
Currently, Tech Dump has two locations-one in 825, Boone Avenue N, #100 Golden Valley and the other in 698 prior Avenue North St. Paul, which are open Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m and every 2nd and 4th Saturday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Till date, Tech Dump has recycled more than 12,500 tons of electronic waste.