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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital to recycle electronics

BARRINGTON – Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital will collect electronics for recycling from 2 to 7 p.m. today in the parking lot behind the barn at the hospital, 450 W. Route 22.

Electronics will be processed through a large shredder that is one-third of a football field long, two stories high and seven yards wide. The shredding sorts electronics into steel, aluminum, plastic and circuit boards.

TV sets and computer monitors will not be accepted.

Because Acme Electronic Recycling’s destruction process is shredding rather than dismantling, all confidential information is destroyed during the process.

Computer and office equipment that will be accepted are CPUs, towers, laptops, mainframe computers, hard drives, peripherals, servers, routers, keyboards and mice, power supplies, cables, modems, printers and fax machines, overhead projectors, copiers, scanners, typewriters and calculators.

Household equipment that will be accepted are blenders, can openers, food processors, sewing machines, irons, toasters, microwaves, power hand tools, stationary power tools, coffee makers and grinders, vacuums that are emptied of debris, heaters, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, alarms, electric weed trimmers, electric hedge clippers, electric leaf blowers, electric lawn edgers and electric mowers.

Security and communication devices that will be accepted are cameras, DVRs, tape recorders, alarm panels, alarm sensors, two-way radios, telephones, cellphones, cables, satellite dishes, pagers, PDAs, transmitters, receivers, answering machines, antennae, GPS devices and surge protectors.

Personal electronics that will be accepted are CD and DVD players, camcorders and cameras, radios, stereo equipment, tape players, VCRs, iPods and MP3 players, remote controls, hair dryers, keyboards, mixing boards, amplifiers and electronic toys and games.

Medical equipment that will be accepted are equipment for ultrasound, diagnostic imaging, blood pressure, endoscopy, dialysis, labs, plus patient monitors, anesthesia, dose dispensing, surgical equipment, nursing station electronics, CT, MRI and catheterization lab devices, and stainless steel items on wheels.

Industrial equipment that will be accepted are electronic controllers, power supplies, robotic assemblies, motors, test equipment, transformers, switches, transmitters, meters, test and measurement, analytical, ATM machines and industrial lighting equipment.

ACME’s comprehensive e-cycling process is eco-friendly. Equipment is evaluated, dismantled, segregated and recycled based upon environmental and regulatory guidelines, removing it from the waste stream and positively affecting the environment.

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