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West Chicago Supports Attempt to Break World Record

City of West Chicago

     Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, will host a free electronics collection event to encourage West Chicago residents to recycle their electronics. All items collected for recycling will be safely and responsibly recycled by Sims Recycling Solutions.


     The event will be held on April 20, 2013, at Sims Recycling Solutions located at 1750 Harvester Road, West Chicago from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This site will be one of seven involved in an attempt to break an official Guinness World Record for the most consumer electronics collected within 24 hours at multiple locations.


“The celebration of Earth Day is the perfect time to reflect on the actions each of us can take to safeguard the planet. These community electronics collection events make it easy for people to be good environmental stewards by simply dropping off broken or old devices. They can also be part of an exciting attempt to break a Guinness World Record,” stated Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions, Americas. “While the goal of these one-day events is to collect a record-breaking number of electronic devices, the broader objective of this campaign is to raise awareness about the ongoing importance of properly recycling e-waste. By recycling end-of-life electronics, we all have the ability to contribute to a sustainable future and create a healthier world.”


This e-waste collection event will be set up as a drive-through and drop-off event. Staff will be on hand to conveniently and quickly collect items from community members’ vehicles. Please visit http://us.simsrecycling.com/earth-day-2013 for more information.


Sims Recycling Solutions can accept computers (desktops and laptops), computer monitors, printers, televisions, mobile telephones, computer cables, mice, keyboards, fax machines, MP3 players, PDAs, video game consoles, video cassette recorders and players, DVD and CD players, or similar video devices, zip drives and scanners. Sims cannot accept major appliances, batteries, ink or toner cartridges, ovens, and smoke or carbon monoxide detectors.


Sims Recycling Solutions received a West Chicago Brilliance in Business Green Initiatives Award last October in recognition of the company’s contributions to the community. Sims Recycling Solutions in West Chicago works with neighboring cities and local organizations to offer consumers free recycling of their electronic devices. Residents are able to drop off their electronics for recycling at the company’s Harvester Road facility between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



Contact:



  • Rosemary Mackey

  • 630) 293-2200 x139

  • rmackey@westchicago.org

  • City of West Chicago

  • 475 Main Street

  • West Chicago, Illinois 60185

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