Goodwill Industries, 3S International to Recycle 100,000 Pounds of Electronics at Three E-Recycling Drives Nov. 22
By: Katie Higgins
E-waste collection events to help consumers clear out old electronics,
make charitable donations during the holiday shopping season.
SPRINGFIELD, IL., Nov 14, 2014—As part of their electronics recycling program, Springfield, Il.-based Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries, with retail and donation operations spanning 37 counties across central Illinois and parts of Indiana, and Mt. Pleasant, Mich.-based electronics processor 3S International, LLC., plan to collect 100,000 pounds of electronics for recycling on Saturday, Nov. 22. Sharon Durbin, president and CEO of Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries, made the announcement.
The drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three Goodwill stores located in Champaign, Bloomington and Springfield. This large-scale collection event is part of the most expansive e-recycling program underway with any Goodwill agency in the U.S., and is specially timed to help consumers clear out their end-of-life electronics before purchasing new products and electronic gifts during the holiday shopping season.
“Goodwill Industries has a long tradition of helping those in need, especially during the most charitable time of year,” Durbin said. “Contributing old electronics to Land of Lincoln Goodwill not only helps people do the right thing, but makes it simple to do good for others.”
3S specializes in recycling hazardous LCD and mercury-containing products on a large scale, while addressing previously unsolvable e-recycling issues. Housed in their Tinley Park, Ill. facility, their BLUBOX technology can recycle 15 million pounds of electronics each year in a safe, secure, and sustainable process. This capacity allows Land of Lincoln Goodwill to offer e-recycling services to both consumers and area businesses – a move that greatly increases the organization’s revenue and recycling capabilities while providing a needed community service.
“We are proud to partner with Goodwill Industries and use our advanced technology to give consumers peace of mind, knowing that their equipment and data are recycled in a safe and secure way,” said Gina Yob, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for 3S International. “Not only does our process protect the environment, but each donation supports employment programs that advance the workforce and improve people’s lives.”
Consumers can bring their end-of-life electronics to any of the three e-waste collection events located in the parking lots of the following Goodwill stores:
- 302 Landmark Drive, Normal, IL
- 912 W. Anthony, Champaign, IL
- 1987 West Wabash, Springfield, IL
Accepted items include: flat screen televisions and computers, phones and handheld devices, office equipment, audio/visual equipment, household electronics and appliances. Land of Lincoln Goodwill will not accept tube televisions or CRT monitors. Visit www.3SRecycling.com or www.llgi.org for more information.
All donated electronics will be completely processed using advanced BLUBOX technology, pictured below.
About Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries
Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries is a non-profit organization that provides job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have a disability, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. In central and southern Illinois Goodwill operates 13 retail stores and donation centers in Bloomington/Normal, Champaign, Chatham, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Springfield (2 locations), Effingham, Danville, Urbana, Litchfield, and Vandalia. Additionally, Land of Lincoln Goodwill stores operate four express donation centers in Decatur, Taylorville, Savoy, and Springfield.
About 3S International
Founded by experienced 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 at Chicago’s Tinley Park. 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.