3S International Hosts Back-To-School Electronics Recycling Drive
By: Katie Higgins
E-recycler is collecting pallets of electronics from area schools, businesses, and organizations at their Tinley Park location now through Monday, Sept. 8
TINLEY PARK, IL., Aug. 28, 2014—At its state-of-the-art e-recycling facility in Tinley Park, IL, 3S International is hosting a large-scale back-to-school electronics recycling drive now through Monday, Sept. 8. The electronics processor that provides safe, secure, and sustainable e-recycling solutions is collecting pallets of end-of-life electronics such as laptops, LCDs and flat screens, and computers from schools, businesses, and large organizations for processing.
“We are challenging every university, school, and organization in the greater Chicago area to go through their stores of discarded electronics for processing through our highly advanced e-recycling technology,” said Brittany Bradley, account executive at 3S International. “By hosting an e-recycling drive targeting local schools and businesses, we can help process last year’s technology, make room for new electronic equipment, and make a real and substantial impact in our community.”
3S specializes in recycling hazardous LCD and mercury-containing products on a large scale – while addressing previously unsolvable e-recycling issues. The Tinley Park facility houses the only operating BLUBOX unit in the country, which can reduce end-of-life electronics into recyclable fragments and safely extract the rare earth elements – at a rate of 2,200 pounds per hour and 14 million pounds per year.
3S will pick up pallets of end-of-life electronics within 300 miles from Tinley Park, and also collects electronics dropped off at participating Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries retail and donation centers. The company is seeking laptops, computers, LCDs and flat screens, and does not accept CRTs or household appliances. Call Bradley at (708) 263-0400 or visit 3Srecycling.com/contact to schedule a pickup (for pallets only) or visit www.llgi.org to find a participating Goodwill location.
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About 3S International
Founded by experienced business and recycling professionals, 3S International’s safe, secure, and sustainable processes revolutionize electronics recycling. 3S International is a processor – not an asset manager, exporter or reseller. The company’s proprietary BLUBOX technology specializes in hazardous LCD and mercury-containing products to address previously unsolvable e-recycling issues and ensure that all electronics are recycled into reusable raw materials. 3S is headquartered in Mount Pleasant, Mich. and currently operates in the Tinley Park, Ill. The leadership team has secured full certification in the highest industry standards, including ISO 14001 and e-Stewards, and is on track to open six to ten new facilities in the U.S. in the next three years. Visit www.3srecycling.com to learn more.