Tech Dump seeks old mobile devices

Tech Dump, a nonprofit that recycles electronics and provides job training and experience for adults facing employment barriers, aims to collect one ton of mobile devices this summer.

The kickoff of its Cell Phone Summer initiative is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at its Bloomington retail store Tech Discounts, 724 W. 98th St.

Donors who make a donation by 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10 are eligible to win a $100 gift card for Tech Discounts.

After Cell Phone Summer launches, it will continue with collection bins at popular summer events, as well as at Arc’s Value Village stores and Tech Dump locations in St. Paul, Golden Valley and Bloomington. The campaign will end with a collection bin and display in the Eco Experience Building at the Minnesota State Fair.

Collecting a ton of cellphones is projected to fund 1,000 hours of work at Tech Dump for adults with barriers to employment.