Project Description

Tech Dump

Responsible electronics recycling with on-the-job training

When I walk into the Tech Dump warehouse, I’m greeted by a sea of bins. Peer into any one of these bins and you’ll find countless colors, shapes, and glimmers of metal. There’s beauty in the breakdown of these items – not just because of the items, but because this environment is alive with opportunity and life change. Tech Dump is a nonprofit that provides job training and practical experience for adults facing barriers to employment. Employees disassemble unwanted electronics and divide them into elements that can be recycled.

Every time I enter that warehouse I am challenged to see not what is broken down, but what is being re-made; the connection between abandoned electronics and adults looking for a fresh start is not lost on me. My partnership with Tech Dump has encouraged me to keep looking for similar opportunities where I can make an impact by creating images.

Tech Dump in the News

“Despite the fact that we deal with old, dusty electronics, Monika captured the beauty in the work that we do here: transforming unwanted gadgets into materials for recycling and providing adults with barriers to employment the opportunity at a better future. And she made the whole process very easy for our camera-shy staff.”

Amanda LaGrange, CEO


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