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April 24, 2012

River Forest Hosts Free Electronic Waste Recycling Event

Vintage Tech will be offering free electronic recycling on April 28 at the River Forest Electronic Recycling Event in River Forest, IL. This event is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the West Thatcher parking lot located on the west side of the 400 block of Thatcher Ave. across from the Metra train station.

Commonly accepted items for recycling are laptops, TV’s, printers, computers, fax machines, scanners, DVD players,  stereos, VCR’S, video game consoles, peripherals like mice and keyboards, PDA’s, cell phones, MP3 players, phones, UPS batteries, copiers, typewriters, etc.The event will be open to the public, including schools, businesses, and residents, and the recycling service will be completely free of charge.

Electronic waste is the fastest growing portion of solid waste in the United States, and much of it contains lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and other materials that pose environmental and health risks when not recycled properly.

By using a certified electronics recycler like Vintage Tech, members of the community can make sure that they are disposing of their electronics responsibly.

About Vintage Tech:

Vintage Tech is a woman owned and operated company that is R2 and ISO 14001 certified, located approximately 35 miles southwest of Chicago. Vintage Tech’s mission is to provide an environmentally safe way to keep old electronics from irresponsible disposal.

For inquiries or more information call 866-435-9223. Please also visit www.vintagetechrecyclers.com.