Chicago as Steward of Electronic Recycling Efforts in Illinois
Chicago, IL-5 January 2014. Zero waste, that is Chicago’s aim for its city. The state of Illinois does government recycling to help out its residents and encourage a greener environment which will help benefit everyone in the long run. Chicago, as part of greater Illinois, is pursuant to Illinois EPA so the initiative is state-wide and will be there for good.
The City of Chicago has its own Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility at North Branch Street (two blocks east of the Kennedy Expressway at Division Street).
This facility is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and first Saturday of every month and they only accept wastes on those days. As hazardous residues can be found in electronic waste, citizens will be advised to not leave any dump outside of these collecting days.
Their efforts do not just solely focus on greener measures but to totally eradicate the need for landfills and instead make use of this land for other great purposes. Services include Anti-Litter Campaign which lets residents pay fines for every litter accorded to them, checking status of Sanitation Code Violation Service Request and reducing unwanted mail and phone books at home or work and a lot more.
Chicago is known for its Blue Cart Residential Recycling Program. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has even expanded it citywide last year. This encourages bi-weekly waste disposal. But since EPA does not allow IT waste to be disposed of through the normal process, the program may somehow become counter-productive. But there are private and public groups that still accept this kind of a waste since according to EPA itself, there will be as many as 250 million PCs that will be junked in the United States from the period covered by 2000 to 2005.
Reusing is one of the solutions provided by these rare companies that can be counted with your fingers. Some of them encourage reselling it to shops such as the ever famous Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries.
As Chicago has always been a faithful city, it regularly holds meet-ups and collection days where residents can dispose off their electronic materials and other hazardous household wastes free of charge. Commercial wastes are not accepted though as they may be more in bulk and needs more specialist attention like complete data destruction.
One Among the Few
Ava Recycling is one of the few companies that exert a lot of effort in the recycling, reusing and reducing electronic wastes so it never goes to any landfills within the area. Unlike the government and some other competition, they offer local pick-up services that will do the recycling for your without you leaving the comforts of your abode.
About AVA Electronics
AVA Electronics Recycling is committed to the “Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim” policy. They are the premiere Chicago Computer Electronics Recycling company. They recycle all types of electronics, metals and junk vehicles and are able to provide pick-ups for large quantities. They’re a trusted company that ensures efficiency at all times. The company is part of a global initiative to reduce typically all wastes for a much greener and cleaner environment. On top of just recycling electronic wastes for residential clients, they also conduct complete data destruction for some of the Fortune 500 companies. AVA Electronics Recycling is HIPAA, FACTA, HITECH and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act compliant.