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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to host May 20 electronics recycling event

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is hosting an E-Recycling event for electronics from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

The collection vehicle will be located in the parking lot in front of the Health Center at 3 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd., O’Fallon, Ill.

The hospital’s Reverence for the Earth Committee invites the public to do their part to support environmental recycling efforts.

“As a Franciscan ministry, we strive to be good stewards of the Earth and proudly offer collection events such as this to the community,” said Chance Beeler, manager of mission integration and spiritual care. “It is an opportunity to reduce waste and treat the planet with respect.”

J&C E-Recycling will be managing the electronics recycling collection such as computer towers, computer components, laptops and wire.

Other items accepted include:

  • Printers
  • Cell Phones
  • Electric Motors
  • Monitors
  • Floppy Drives
  • Keyboards, Mice
  • Speakers
  • Electronic Motors
  • DVD/VHS Players
  • Battery Backups
  • Modems
  • Computer Fans
  • Batteries
  • LCD Screens

In addition to the items above, anything with a cord will be accepted, including refrigerators, washer/dryers, dishwashers, freezers, small appliances (blenders, bread machines, hair dryers, etc.), TVs, lawnmowers, weed eaters, lawn tools and microwaves.

Please note that there will be a $.50 per pound charge for TVs (plasma, console, projection-DLP), CRTs and monitors.

For specific questions on if an item will be accepted, call J&C E-Recycling at (618) 233-5009.

All donations are tax deductible. St. Elizabeth’s Reverence for the Earth Committee thanks everyone for their donations and helping to serve the community.

Through its Franciscan ministry, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital follows in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology.

Below are a few more simple ways that you can do the same and become environmental stewards to the earth:

  • Bag it. When you go shopping, bring your own reusable bags. This preserves resources by cutting down on the vast number of paper and plastic bags that are discarded after a single trip.
  • Shop at your local farmers’ market. This will help support farmers in your area and decrease the miles you drive to buy food.
  • Save on water. Drink water from the tap, instead of buying single-use bottled water, which requires much more energy to produce, store and transport. Use water filters if you are concerned about your local water supply.
  • Think before you print. With increased access to smart phones, iPads and laptops, oftentimes a hard copy is not necessary. Switching subscriptions and bill receipts to be sent via email is another great way to lessen paper waste.

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