April 10, 2012

Electronics Recycling Day to Benefit Habitat for Humanity


VALORIE EVERSOLE – Daily Union Reporter CNHI

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Habitat for Humanity in Shelby County will host an electronics recycle day April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the WalMart parking lot.


“We appreciate WalMart letting us use their parking lot,” said Habitat spokesperson Elma Rincker.


Electronic equipment such as computers, cell phones, home phones, televisions, microwaves, etc. may be brought to the site.


“Vintage Tech Recyclers Inc. of Romeoville will assist us. We will receive a small amount of the proceeds from them,” Rincker said.


Rincker also said that Vintage Tech is licensed to remove any personal information that may still be on electronic devices.


“We are rest assured that nome of that information will be out there in the public,” Rincker said.


Rincker added that if someone has an item that is too big for them to get out to the site in their vehicle to call 774-3695 or 825-9581 to arrange for pickup.


“We hope to have another recycle day in the fall,” Rincker said. “We are deeply grateful whatever people bring us.”


In representing Habitat for Humanity, Rincker expressed gratitude to area churches and individuals who donated in Dollar Days.


“There were approximately 21 churches involved and $4914.55 received as a result of Dollar Days,” Rincker said. “We as an affiliate are always accepting donations.”


Habitat is accepting applications for families. Applications may be gotten from Rincker at Merle Norman in Shelbyville or from Susie Kensil at DOVE, Inc.


“We anticipate choosing a family and building this year,” Rincker said.