Business Close-Up: Electronics disposal
Electronic devices seem to change by the day, leaving users with boxes of old equipment stacking up in garages or attics. But Brian and Lisa Retzlaff have just opened Precise Property Preservation, and their new endeavor will give customers a place to take and properly dispose of unwanted electrical equipment while uncluttering their homes and businesses.
The Retzlaffs have taken several courses to learn how to demanufacture and dismantle these devices environmentally correct and with recycling in mind. Brian has also been trained to de-program computers with standards set by the United States Department of Defense.
“People can drop off a computer here knowing that whatever information is on it will get taken care of,” said Lisa. “Customers can be assured that once a computer leaves their business or home, the information on that computer will be gone once we get done with it.”
Each electronic device is dismantled at Precise Property Preservation.
“We take everything apart right down to the screws,” said Brian. “Almost everything that comes in here is 100 percent recyclable.”
This company takes in a large variety of electronics for free. Those items include desktop computer towers, laptops, keyboards, mice, digital cameras, VCRs and DVD players, movie projectors, MP3 players, electronic notepads, printers, Fax machines, photocopiers, cell phones and scanners. Microwave ovens and monitors cost $5, while televisions up to 19 inches cost $10 and televisions over 19 inches cost $15 to drop off.
Brian will also come and pick up large volumes of electronic equipment. This can come in especially handy for businesses that are looking to upgrade their systems.
The Retzlaffs have just recently opened, and so are feeling the waters as far as what they will offer in the future.
“We are taking it slow right now,” said Brian. “But we are more than open to providing our customers what they want, especially if we get lots of calls for the same service.”
Precise Property Preservation is located at 5696 Hwy. 8 West, right across the highway from where the Wilderness Cruise boat is located in Rhinelander. It is open from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
For more information, call (715) 362-4242.