Don’t let that old computer take up needed space in a closet or garage. VTC Enterprises is authorized to recycle valuable components of old electronics, and create meaningful jobs for adults with disabilities in the process.
Erika Weber, who’s in charge of marketing and development for VTC, told the Build Your Business Breakfast Friday morning that the organization wants to meet the recycling needs of the community. The BYB Breakfast is part of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and meets each Friday at the ‘A’ Street Cafe at VTC.
VTC has joined the CyclePoint network, which is a nationwide electronics recycling network who employs individuals with disabilities. Weber said the e-waste is recycled in an environmentally safe way, and personal information on electronics is destroyed to ensure security.
During her presentation, Weber showed a video, featuring their recycling work. View it HERE.
Some examples of recyclable electronics include:
- Computer mice
- Fax machines
- Microwave ovens
- Communication equipment and cell phones
Recyclable donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their main facility at 2445 ‘A’ Street in Santa Maria; or during regular business hours at one of their thrift stores located at 529 S. Blosser Road in Santa Maria and 608 W. Ocean Avenue in Lompoc.
Free pick-up of donations can be arranged by calling (805) 928-5000 x181. Computer related repairs are available for a fee at their ‘A’ Street location.