Earth Day Tech Dump in Minneapolis on April 23

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The U of M’s Student Neighborhood Liaison Team and Van Cleve Park are hosting a free* electronics recycling event for the community. The event will be on Monday, April 23 from 3-7 p.m. at Van Cleve Park. TechDump is a non-profit organization that both accepts donations of old computers and recycles broken ones. Tax-deductible receipts are available for donations!

Items to Bring:

  • Game Consoles
  • Cellphones and PDAs
  • Monitors($10 on CRTs)
  • Cords, Cables and Mice
  • Switches, Routers and Hubs
  • CPUs, Memory, Disk Drives
  • Laptops and Desktop Computers
  • Satellite, Cable, & TiVo Receivers
  • Peripheral Cards and Expansion Hardware

Items Not to Bring:

  • Humidifiers
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Water Heaters
  • Space Heaters
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Refrigerators and Freezers

Visit http://techdump.org/earth-day/van-cleve-park/ for more info

MIMO

Spring is here, which means so is moving and spring cleaning. We regret to say that MIMO will not be around to keep our curbs clean this spring. However if you are getting rid of usable items, please keep the MIMO spirit in mind. There are a few resources around Minneapolis you can use instead.

Twin Cities Free Market is an interactive internet-based program that allows people to easily list or search for free items they want to get or give away as an effort to reduce the amount of goods being thrown away. http://www.twincitiesfreemarket.org/

Bibelot Reware is a collection of gently used clothing. REWEAR will accept for resale like new, current clothing for women. rewear@bibelotshops.com

Bridging, Inc. accepts gently used donations of furniture and household goods. Donations are accepted at two locations and pickups are available. 651.631.3255 http://www.bridging.org/

Furnish Office and Home from Project for Pride in Living accepts office furniture and supplies plus a wide variety of household items. 612.789.3322 http://www.furnishofficeandhome.org/

Leonardo’s Basement accepts building materials, tools and hardware to provide innovative learning environments for children 6-16. They also accept phones, VCRs, toys and other items. 612.824.4294 http://leonardosbasement.org/

School Support/Minneapolis Public Schools accepts any items that could be used in school classrooms. 612.529.9621

Summit Academy, OIC accepts usable building materials for use in student carpentry projects. 612.377.0150 http://www.saoic.org/