Midland Event to Collect, Securely Recycle End-of-Life Electronics
By: Katie Higgins
The Arnold Center and e-recycler 3S International celebrate new partnership with
Thursday, Oct. 30 event
MT. PLEASANT, Mich., Oct. 17, 2014—Mt. Pleasant, Mich.-based electronics processor 3S International has joined forces with the Arnold Center, a non-profit community rehabilitation center, to host a large-scale e-recycling collection event. The event will encourage mid-Michigan businesses and community members to drop off their end-of-life electronics for safe, secure, and sustainable recycling.
From 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, participants can bring their end-of-life electronics such as laptops, computers, LCDs and flat screens to the Arnold Center, located at 400 Wexford Ave. in Midland. Bulky CRT televisions and computer monitors are not accepted. A complete list of accepted items is available here.
“At the Arnold Center, we are thrilled to do our part to help promote responsible electronics recycling in our community,” said Charlie Markey, president of the Arnold Center. “By hosting this e-recycling event, we can educate about the growing e-waste issue, the importance of safely processing old electronics that may contain sensitive information or hazardous materials, and provide a substantial and needed resource for individuals and businesses looking to do the right thing.”
The event is an unofficial kickoff for a newly created e-recycling program that will target businesses, schools and organizations looking to donate and safely dispose of large quantities of computers, LCD screens, and end-of-life electronics. By partnering with 3S International and utilizing their groundbreaking BLUBOX technology, the Arnold Center ensures that all donated electronics and data-containing devices are physically shredded – destroying sensitive information and protecting companies from liability.
Organizations that donate end-of-life electronics through the e-recycling program will help the Arnold Center provide vocational, social, and life skills programs to those in need. The Arnold Center has locations in Midland and Gladwin. Visit arnoldcenter.org or call (708) 263-0400 for more information.
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About the Arnold Center
The Arnold Center has been providing services and skill development to persons with significant disabilities and other barriers to employment in the local community for over forty-seven years. The Agency’s program participants have the opportunity to learn new skills, participate in various integrated work settings and enjoy the monetary rewards of their success.
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.