Properly disposing of electronics can result in more recycled and reusable items and a cleaner planet
Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
LifeStorage, Chicago self storage provider for home and business, records management and office solutions, is holding a free Electronics Recycling Event to honor Earth Day on Saturday, April 21st at LifeStorage Libertyville, from 10am to 2pm. LifeStorage Libertyville will also be accepting bicycles and offering half-priced document shredding at $5 per file box. Some examples of acceptable items for recycling are computers, televisions, cell phones, dishwashers, and more. Partnering with LifeStorage for this eclectic event are the St. Isidore Foundation, Working Bikes Cooperative (in association with the Rotary Club of Grayslake), and 1-800-GOT-JUNK.
“We feel it's important to support Earth Day with an event that helps the local community, and one they can take part in. If every business did this, our world would just be a better place,” said LifeStorage Libertyville Store Manager Marc Polizzi. “We've partnered with St. Isidore at past recycling events, and through local networking, we were able to hook up with the other groups. We're working hard at promoting the event through E-blasts, local visits, networking groups, and even the Libertyville Chamber of Commerce. This is something we want maximum participation for and we have three wonderful groups helping out our efforts.”
The St. Isidore Foundation, per its website, is “dedicated to the environmentally and socially responsible recovery, renovation, and recycling of computers and related electronic equipment.” Working Bikes Cooperative is a not-for-profit that services the greater Chicagoland area and surrounding states, giving “new life to old bikes and independence to those who ride them, in the under-served communities of Chicago, Africa, and Central & South America.” 1-800-GOT-JUNK is a full-service junk removal company, and ensures that all collected items are recycled, donated, or disposed of in the proper fashion.
“We are aiming to make this an annual event and hope we can continue our relationships with our partners. Properly disposing of electronics can result in more recycled and reusable items and a cleaner planet. Refurbishing bicycles offers those without a means of transportation, but it's also a Eco-friendly way to travel. We hope more businesses continue to do things like this. It not only helps promote good environmental habits, but it shows potential customers that LifeStorage cares and goes above and beyond the rest,” Polizzi said.
For those interested in donating and recycling, please stop by LifeStorage Libertyville this Saturday, April 21st located at 700 E. Park Ave. For more information on the full range of acceptable items, please call LifeStorage Libertyville at 847-367-0001.