Free electronic recycling in Hutchinson and Cologne Sat. Jan. 11

(Sponsored Post) – Do you have unwanted electrical cords, cell phones, computers, or other devices?

Broadband MN and Tech Bros is partnering with Tech Dump (an electronics recycling non-profit) to collect broken or outdated electronics in Hutchinson and Cologne from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

In Hutchinson, the event will take place in the parking lot of Broadband MN and Tech Bros, at 585 Highway 7 West. (

Cologne’s recycling event will be in the Cologne Community Center parking lot, at 1211 Village Parkway. (

Most electronics, including flat-panel monitors and TVs, game consoles, satellite receivers, disk drives, laptops, and much more, will be recycled free of charge. Items with a recycling fee include CRT TVs and monitors (non-flat panels), console TVs, and rear-projection TVs.

Data storing devices will be sanitized of personal information and data. Tax-deductible receipts are available for all donations.

The event is open to all, and help unloading will be provided.

“On a daily basis, Broadband and Tech Bros are witness to how many outdated or broken electronics people have sitting in the closet or basement,” noted Mark Wegsheid, owner of Broadband MN. “We have decided to host the Tech Dump event out of concern that if there isn’t an avenue provided to easily discard them, eventually these items may end up in a landfill.”

Based in Golden Valley, Tech Dump is registered with the state of Minnesota and licensed in Hennepin County to collect, transfer, store, and process E-Waste. The company is fully insured and bonded to collect and process these materials. All materials are recycled in the US, including CRTs.

Tech Dump offers drop-offs of unwanted electronics at its warehouse, pick-ups in the Twin Cities area for more than five computers, on-site electronics collection events for businesses and their employees, and fundraisers for non-profits, churches, and troops through Tech Dump collection events. is a division of Jobs Foundation, a non-profit providing stable jobs to economically disadvantaged adults. To learn more, go to

For details about the Jan. 11 recycling event, click here: TD Event-Hutchinson&Cologne-01.11.14, or contact Tech Dump at (763) 432-3117, ext. 1.


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