Avenues to Independence Will Increase Job Opportunities with NEW Recycling Partnership

  • Matt Palmore is sorting recycled electronics at the Avenues To Independence Recycling Avenue program at the organizations Wheeling facility.  Laura Miles Lockwood

    Matt Palmore is sorting recycled electronics at the Avenues To Independence Recycling Avenue program at the organizations Wheeling facility. Laura Miles Lockwood

 
 
Updated 4/18/2017 11:46 AM

Northwest Suburbs- Avenues to Independence, a non-profit organization that provides homes, jobs and community living programs to adults with physical, intellectual, and other developmental disabilities, would like to announce a new recycling partnership with eWorks ESI. This will provide job opportunities for people with disabilities and dispose of electronics in a safe and certified way.

The Avenues to Independence Wheeling location will now be an official drop-off center where community members can bring in recyclable electronics. This new venture will provide additional job opportunities for Avenues' program participants and expand capabilities offered via our long standing Recycling Avenue program that helps to provide work for the physically challenged.

 

The drop-off of recyclable electronics, sponsored by eWorks ESI, is open to individuals and small businesses and can be brought to the Avenues Wheeling location at 444 Mercantile Court from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. Accepted items include electronic equipment from computers, printers, print cartridges, phones, batteries and television equipment. Some fees apply for certain items including CRT, Flat Screen and Projection TV's and Monitors [a discount coupon to their product website is provided]. Donation receipts also will be provided. To find out more about the items accepted please visit http://www.eworksesi.org. Avenues to Independence, started in 1953, currently serves nearly 200 adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Based in Park Ridge, Avenues also has programs in Wheeling, Des Plaines, Niles, and Chicago. For more information on employing participants please visit the Avenues' website at www.avenuestoindependence.org, or call 847-292-0870.

eWorks provides secure and environmentally safe electronics recycling and re-marketing services. eWorks offers state of the art collection, data destruction, tracking, and reuse solutions as well as a diverse labor force, including many workers with developmental disabilities.

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