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Celebrate fall at Westfields Hospital & Clinic festival!

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Westfields Hospital & Clinic is hosting a fall sustainability festival to coincide with the final farmers’ market of the season.

On Tuesday, October 2, members of the community are invited to Westfields to take part in a variety of free activities, including a community and employee lunch; pumpkin giveaway; and cell phone, tablet and computer recycling event. Chomp the PowerUp superhero carrot will also make an appearance at the event. An extended farmers’ market will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Our farmers’ market has had a wonderful season. We thought what better way to mark the last market of the year than by inviting the community to celebrate with us?” said Jill Mehr, member of the Westfields Hospital & Clinic green team and coordinator of the farmers’ market.

The full schedule of activities includes:

  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Final farmers’ market of the season (Westfields Hospital & Clinic parking lots)
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free employee and community lunch (pulled pork sandwiches, chips, cookies, apple cider). Appearance by Chomp, the PowerUp superhero carrot.
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Pumpkin giveaway (one per employee/family)
  • 1 to 4:30 p.m.: Tech Dump cell phone, tablet and computer recycling event

Members of the community are invited to clean out their closets to dispose of select electronic devices safely, securely and responsibly at the Tech Dump event during the fall sustainability festival.

“We’re delighted to bring this opportunity to the community again for people to recycle their cell phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers for free,” said Nathan Schoone, chair of the green team at Westfields Hospital & Clinic. “We take our commitment to sustainable practices very seriously. Last time we held this event, we disposed of 3,600 pounds of electronics from our community securely and responsibly and we’d love to do the same or better again.”

The following items will be accepted free of charge for recycling at the event:

  • Desktop and laptop computers (and their hardware)
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Unbroken flat panel TVs and monitors
  • Cell phones, tablets, chargers, cables and Christmas lights

There will be a charge if the following items are brought for recycling: Tube TVs and monitors, plasma TVs, rear projection TVs, and there is an extra environmental charge if TVs or monitors are damaged. And household appliances such as fridges, printers and stereos will not be accepted. Visit for the full list of accepted items, charges, and items not accepted. Call Tech Dump at 763-432-3117 (extension 1) with additional questions about the event.

HealthPartners partners with Tech Dump to ensure that the electronics recycling events offer the highest level of data privacy. Tech Dump offers expert safe, secure data destruction. All electronics accepted for recycling go through data destruction using NIST/DOD-compliant erasure.