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EchoWorks

Doing our part for our corner of the world

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, its hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (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’S, 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 more than four 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)

  • Acceptable e-waste: 20 cents / pound
  • Hard drive shredded with certificate of destruction: $7 each
  • Hard drives shredded: $5 each
  • Televisions (flat screen): $50
  • Project or Console TVs: $55
  • Printers, copiers, fax machines: $6
  • Flat screen monitors: $10
  • Batteries (except lithium-ion batteries): $1 / pound
  • Lithium-ion batteries: $5 / pound

For items not listed, please call 718-3000 or email [email protected].

UPCOMING COLLECTION EVENTS

EchoWorks will be at the Black Hills Farmer’s Market on April 24, 2021 from 9 am – 12 pm. For this event will be accepting only computers and cell phones, and will be offering free hard drive destruction. Read more here!