In response to the impact being made by individuals and businesses each year on the environment, we are taking action! Darkhorse Web Design invites you to participate in our year round Recycling Program. The program is free and easy. Anyone is welcome to drop the acceptable items off at our designated locations, or you may contact us to arrange for pick up from your business in the Houghton area.
Everyone is so busy just trying to keep up with the hustle and bustle of everyday living, that good intentions like recycling tend to fall by the wayside. Please take a few moments out of your day to turn in your unwanted printer and toner cartridges, working or non-working cell phones, tablets or gaming systems. We send these items to the appropriate recycling center when we have enough to make it worthwhile. Some of these programs help not only the environment, but good causes too! Still working cell phones are refurbished and shipped to our soldiers overseas, so they may contact their families for free. Small electronics like tablets and gaming systems are refurbished, or their parts used to rebuild other items. Not only does that help reduce the number of electronics in landfills, but it also reduces the amount of energy and resources used to create new materials. Ink and toner cartridges are sent to be recycled or refilled and refurbished, reducing the amount of new plastic housings created, saving money for those individuals that use recycled cartridges, and of course, keeping those cartridges out of landfills.
At this time, we accept only these items for our recycling program:
1. Any brand of printer cartridge, or toner. (New, used or partially used.)
2. Digital cameras, any brand. (Working or not. We are not set up to accept cameras that use "film" at this time, only digital.)
3. Ipads, ipods, tablets, or GPS devices. (Working or non-working)
4. Video gaming systems (consoles or handheld systems working or not.
5. Cell phones (working phones are sent to "Cell phones for our troops." Non-working phones are recycled.)
6. Laptops (We can accept 2003 to the present models only at this time, as the laptops are refurbished and donated.)
In 2012 alone, it is estimated that 53 million tons of e waste was generated, and only 13% of this waste is reported to be recycled with or without adequate safety procedures. Together with you, we will be reducing the waste that goes into those landfills!
At Darkhorse Web Design, we are very serious about, and dedicated to, our recycling project. Stop throwing away your empty printer cartridges, used cell phones and small electronics! Please send them to us, call for a pickup or drop them off at our in-town locations.
Easy for you, better for the environment!
Who can I contact to learn more?
If you have any questions about our program, please call
Darkhorse Web Design at: (616)258-6068
We are available 1pm to 8pm Monday through Friday and 12pm to 5pm Saturdays & Sundays.
Please be sure to leave us a message and a number to call you back, if we are unable to answer!
You may also e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
How can I recycle?
We have convenient locations for you to drop off your items:
In “The Marketplace” Building
314 Shelden Ave.
Houghton MI 49913
The current businesses that accept drop offs at
"The Marketplace" Building
in downtown Houghton include:
We will be adding more locations soon!
Do you have a business? Work in Houghton?
We will arrange to stop by and pick up your qualifying items from a Houghton Business Location.