Supply-Chain Services, City of Chicago Sponsor Three Electronics Collection Events On Aug. 6th

Posted on Aug 8, 2011 in Client News
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Collection of used electronics promotes best-in-class e-waste recycling

LOMBARD, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2011) – Supply-Chain Services, Inc. (SSI), a leading electronics recycling and technology asset recovery service provider, today announced that the company will partner with the Chicago Department of Environment to sponsor three residential electronics collection events in the city’s North Side communities on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SSI and the Chicago Department of Environment are hosting a total of 11 neighborhood collection events for electronics waste this year, in addition to the year-round recycling opportunities at the Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility in Goose Island.

Chicago residents are encouraged to bring unwanted household electronic devices (desktop and laptop computers, computer cables, printers, monitors, TVs, mobile phones, fax machines, keyboards, mouse devices, MP3 players, PDAs, scanners, VCR/DVD players, video game consoles and zip drives) to the following three locations: 1) 31st Ward Streets and Sanitation Yard at 4619 W. Homer St.; 2) 41st Ward Streets and Sanitation Yard at 6453 W. Higgins Ave.; and 3) 49th and 50th Ward Streets and Sanitation Yard at 6441 N. Ravenswood Ave. Materials collected at these events will be responsibly and securely processed at SSI’s facility in Lombard, Ill.

“Just as technology is quickly evolving, the recycling and disposal of used electronics is quickly changing in Chicago and across the state of Illinois,” said Jade Lee, CEO and president of SSI. “We are proud to partner with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Environment to help reduce the city’s environmental footprint and recycle materials and components from old electronics that can be remanufactured into new products.”

“These types of services help improve the quality of life for our residents and provide them an opportunity to be better stewards of the environment,” said Deputy Commissioner Kevin Schnoes of the Chicago Department of Environment. “Our goal is to have greatest amount of participation throughout the summer at these events and all year round at the Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility.”

To promote best-in-class electronic waste (e-waste) recycling in Chicago and help ensure that end-of-life products are recycled responsibly and do not end up in landfills, the city’s electronics collection events allow area residents to prepare for the 2012 Electronics Landfill Ban that will prohibit consumers and businesses from disposing of toxic e-waste into landfills.

SSI currently holds six stringent certifications for environmental, quality and health and safety management, as well as data security. All hard drives will go through SSI’s rigorous NAID (National Association for Information Destruction)-certified data sanitization process that requires a minimum of three wipes to ensure drives are completely erased. According to Lee, this data sanitization process adheres to the U.S. Department of Defense’s strict data destruction specification.

The Chicago Department of Environment develops environmental policies, initiatives and programs, enforces the City of Chicago’s environmental code and regulations and works with other city departments, sister, state and federal agencies, businesses and not-for-profit organizations to protect and conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, foster energy efficiency and engage Chicagoans in adopting environmentally-friendly behaviors. They operate the City of Chicago’s Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility, located at 1150 N. North Branch St. The facility is open every Tuesday (7 a.m. to Noon), every Thursday (2 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and the first Saturday of the month (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.). For more information on Chicago’s recycling programs, please visit www.chicagorecycles.org, or call 312/744-7606.

Established in 1997, Supply-Chain Services, Inc. (SSI), is a leader in electronics recycling and technology asset recovery management. The company manages national programs for major electronics OEMs, Fortune 1,000 corporations and governmental and educational institutions representing a wide range of industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, electronic distribution, financial, industrial electronics, information technology, medical/pharmaceutical, office automation, retail and telecommunications.

Supply-Chain Services (SSI) performs unparalleled material and asset recovery tasks in product de-manufacturing, material recycling, parts harvest and remarketing. SSI currently is the only recycler in the U.S. holding six key industry certifications, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, R2, RIOS and NAID’s Computer Hard Drive Sanitization and Destruction. For more information, please visit www.supply-chainservices.com.

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