A Springfield business is expanding because there's a need. The Computer Recycling Center is moving to a bigger location.
They'll take anything with a cord or battery.
"We try to get as much life out of everything we can," said Luke Westerman with Computer Recycling Center.
Down to the motherboard, every part will be salvaged. Workers inspect, sort and clean materials. Then sell the parts to different companies.
"We are able to crush it down and make a big bail of them and they can be recycled and made into new stuff. Well over 99% of everything that comes in here is going to find a new home," said Westerman.
Every year the Computer Recycling Center diverts more than one million pounds of material from the Springfield landfill. The green business keeps growing. Workers must keep up with the demand.
"This is 15,000 square feet. The previous facility was only 6,500. So it's a huge difference for us," Westerman said.
The new location is 528 North Prince Lane near Chestnut Expressway and Highway 65.
"It's going to allow us to serve a bigger part of southwest Missouri, just the easy access to the highway," said Paden Wilcox, with Computer Recycling Center.
People drop off their old gadgets.
There's a charge for a few items like microwaves and tube TVs.
The Computer Recycling Center is open Monday-Saturday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.