RET3 is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. RET3 operates a full-service collection, store, reuse, and refurbishment program year round, working with businesses and municipalities in collection and drop-off programs to divert computer equipment from landfills.
RET3 operates 42,000 square foot facility in downtown Cleveland, Ohio processing approximately 4 million pounds of e-waste per year.
Computer and electronic equipment that can be reused are refurbished and donated to schools and other non-profit organizations. As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher (MRR), RET3 uses Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and Office 2010.
The unusable equipment is subsequently de-manufactured and the individual components are separated for reuse, and the balance sold as raw materials to Original Equipment Manufacturers. This includes glass, plastics, metals, ink cartridges, cardboard, circuit boards and other raw materials.
RET3 is fully EPA compliant, and provides a no-landfill guarantee that all electronic equipment will be disposed of in the most environmentally friendly manner possible.
What does RET3 stand for?
Refurbish • Reuse • Recycle
Environment • Electronics • Education
Technology • Teach • Train