The average person in the U.S. generates about 46 pounds of e-waste annually.1
In the fall of 2022, 15 Minneapolis neighborhoods sponsored an electronics recycling event. Over 16 tons (32,000 pounds) of electronics and small appliances (e-waste) were collected! In response to seeing this demand for e-waste recycling, the Tangletown Environmental Committee is hosting a series of events focused on how to reduce e-waste by prolonging the life of our electronics and small appliances, and how to properly recycle these items at the end of their useful life. Our goal is to create awareness and develop skills in our community to adopt conscientious e-waste reduction strategies.
Make a pledge to reduce your e-waste! Submit your E-waste Reduction Commitment.
WHAT HAPPENS TO ELECTRONICS, APPLIANCES, AND OTHER TECH WASTE?
Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom
Join us for our kick-off event, an online panel discussion on the impact of electronics and technology waste and what really happens to it.
Panel guests include:
- Maria Jensen, Recycling Electronics for Climate Action (RECA)
- Amanda Cotton, Electronics Waste Coordinator, MN Pollution Control Agency
- Kellie Kish, Recycling Coordinator, City of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
Registered attendees will receive an event reminder with the Zoom link 1-week prior to the event and will be entered to win a $50 gift card to Repowered!
RESOURCE SHARING AND THE IMPACT OF BORROWING
Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom
A panel discussion on what is resource sharing and the impact of borrowing and gifting items vs. buying new. Learn about toy and tool libraries, Buy Nothing groups, and more.
Panel guests include:
Rebecca Nutter, Minneapolis Toy Library
HENNEPIN COUNTY FIX-IT CLINIC
January 13, 2024 from Noon – 4:00 PM
St. John’s Lutheran Church (4842 Nicollet Ave S)
Bring your small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more to an upcoming Fix-It Clinic and receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix your items! No pre-registration required.
Additional event dates to be announced in 2024
- How to get more longevity out of your electronics – Spring 2024
- E-waste Recycling Center Tour – Spring 2024
- E-waste Recycling Event – Summer 2024
1United Nations 2020 e-waste monitoring report
This project is supported by the Hennepin County Green Partners environmental education
program. For more information: www.hennepin.us/greenpartners