Got an old PC, laptop, printer, monitor or cell phone that’s taking up space in your place?


Got an old PC, laptop, printer, monitor or cell phone that’s taking up space in your place?

The girls’ softball program at Evanston Township High School will be rounding up unwanted electronics for safe and secure disposal from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.

Folks are encouraged to drop off unwanted gear during those hours at the northwest parking lot behind ETHS at 1600 Dodge Ave. No wheels? Call 847-722-4757 to arrange an at-home pickup that day.

Drop-offs will be charged 50-cents per pound (a typical PC CPU weighs 10 to 15 lbs.) and pickups 75 cents per pound, with a minimum donation of $5 dollars. Pickups outside Evanston Township will incur a small ($1/mile) surcharge. Cash or checks only (no credit/debit cards) with proceeds to benefit “ETHS softball.”

As for data security, Asset Recyclers of Lake Geneva, Wis. wipes clean re-usable hard drives using Defense Department software and shreds non-reusable data storage devices for total security.

“We’re offering a safe, ‘green’ way to get rid of bulky e-junk that often contains hazardous materials like cadmium and mercury,” said varsity softball Coach Amanda Carlson. “It’s a chance to keep this stuff out of landfills, to recycle useable material … and to help a good cause.”

Schools, governments, hospitals and businesses are welcome to participate, she said.

For more information contact Coach Carlson at 847-722-4757

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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