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EchoWorks

Doing our part for our corner of the world

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to a significant technical issue, we are unable to accept electronics for recycling at this time. As updates are available, we will post them here.

In the meantime, we encourage you to recycle your electronics with Green Wizard Technologies (605-430-8709 or [email protected]).

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). You can also contact us at 605-484-6708 or [email protected].

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 more than 551,000 pounds (266 tons0 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 605-484-6708 or email [email protected].

ECHOWORKS PRICE LIST

Click here for a price list (effective March 1, 2024) and additional information on what electronics are accepted (and what are not accepted). Prices, which are subject to the ever-changing commodity market, are subject to change without notice.

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming success of the Collection Event on the April 20, we are not accepting TV’s and Monitors until further notice.  Thank you for your patience as we process the material. We are are no longer taking individual batteries. Interstate Battery will take them.

  • Hard drive shredded with certificate of destruction: $7.50 each
  • Cell phones
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Computers
  • Keyboards
  • Projectors
  • Printers, copiers, fax machines

Cash, check, and major credits accepted. EchoWorks offers military and non-profit discounts. Call for information.

For items not listed, please call 605-484-6708 or email [email protected].

UPCOMING COLLECTION EVENTS

Free Community Collection Event, sponsored by Black Hills Energy!

Rapid City Earth Day Expo 2024 – Saturday April 20, 2024 from 10:00 am – 3 pm – Western Dakota Tech

For more information, call EchoWorks at 605-484-6708.

Acceptable items:

  • Cell phones
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Computers
  • TVs and Monitors (limit two per vehicle)
  • Keyboards
  • Projectors
  • Printers, copiers, fax machines

Unacceptable items:

  • Batteries (we suggest taking these to Interstate Batteries)
  • E-cigarettes
  • Toys
  • Fluorescent Tubes/Bulbs
  • Biological/Medical
  • Equipment Containing Mercury
  • VHS/Cassette Tapes
  • Microwaves
  • Coffee Makers
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Air Conditioners
  • Refrigerators