Ruben Vejar: got e-waste?
Broadcast on 2012/03/06 (PT)
They take it, fix it, and re-sell it at their retail location if possible and if not, they package, recycle and sell every single piece INCLUDING the screws! All of the things they sell are in demand right now – copper being the most in demand and highest in value. They sell to recycling organizations so it all stays locally if possible, and always in the USA.
They sell computers to at-risk clients for a very minimal amount. Fear of donating your computer because of personal information? They adhere to Department of Defense standards in stripping computers. Rise employs and trains at-risk populations to make them employable – paying them through money they raise via their store and from re-selling e-waste. They participate in hazardous and e-waste collections every first Saturday.