WHAT WE DO
EchoWorks is a member of the Black Hills Works family that employs people with disabilities and provides electronic recycling services to Rapid City and the greater Black Hills region. Located on the campus of Western Dakota Tech at 800 Mickelson Drive in Rapid City, its hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm (closed on federal and school holidays).
EchoWorks accepts electronic devices including but not limited to computers/laptops, keyboards, and other components, flat-screen monitors, cell phones, tablets, DVR, Blueray and DVD/CD players, toner cartridges, and projection televisions. EchoWorks also accepts hard drives, which can be shredded. To ensure privacy, hard drives are logged from the point of collection to the point of destruction, and the customer can be provided with a certificate of destruction.
WHY RECYCLE ELECTRONICS?
There are more than 1,000 toxic substances associated with e-waste. Improper disposal can lead to soil, water, food, and air contamination. E-waste is the fastest-growing hazardous solid waste in the world. Since January 1, 2020, EchoWorks has diverted nearly 35 tons of e-waste from the Rapid City landfill and employed two people with disabilities.
WHY CHARGE FOR RECYCLING?
There is a cost to keeping e-waste out of the landfill, including the labor to disassemble, the shipping of e-waste to a certified out-of-state electronics facility, and recycling fees. We only charge what it costs us and to help defray the cost to our consumers, we are utilizing Western Dakota Tech’s trucking students to offer them training. Businesses with large quantities to recycle are encouraged to contact EchoWorks to discuss bulk pricing.
Have questions? Please call us at 718-3000 or email [email protected].
ECHOWORKS PRICE LIST (plus applicable tax and subject to change)
- Hard drive shredded with certificate of destruction: $7.50 each
- TVs, Monitors, Projectors: $.35-$.40 per pound depending on type
- Printers, copiers, fax machines: $.46 per pound
- Batteries: call for pricing
EchoWorks offers military and non-profit discounts. Call for information.
For items not listed, please call 718-3000 or email [email protected].
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