PCRR’s New Location

CHICAGO, IL -August 1st, 2013 PCRR moved to  4734 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago IL 60651. We are accepting all drop offs at our new location.  Our summer hours are 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Mon-Thus and 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Friday.   As always, feel free to contact us at 773-545-7575, or email us at: info@pcrr.com.   If you have […]

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CEO Willie Cade Appointed to the Caterpillar External Sustainability Advisory Board

PEORIA, IL- June 2013 CEO Willie Cade was given the distinct honor of being asked to serve as an advisor on Caterpillar’s External Sustainability Board. “This appointment brings with it a tremendous responsibility to continue the excellent sustainable practices that Caterpillar promotes.” said Willie Cade, CEO and Founder of PC Rebuilders and Recyclers. “Caterpillar’s innovation and […]

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CEO Willie Cade Wins Steve Apotheker Award From Illinois Recycling Association

BLOOMINGTON, IL – June 6th, 2013  “Willie is a very deserving recipient of the Steve Apotheker Award. From his work with the Chicago Public Schools to his tireless efforts to drive proper refurbishment practices worldwide, Willie has achieved concrete progress for communities and for the environment. It has been a pleasure to work with him […]

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PC Rebuilders & Recyclers Achieves RIOS™ Certification

CHICAGO, April 18, 2013 – PC Rebuilders & Recyclers (PCRR), a leading electronics refurbisher, announces it has achieved RIOS™ certification, now making it an R2/RIOS™ certified electronics recycler. R2/RIOS™, a mark of excellence for electronics recyclers, demonstrates a facility’s commitment to operating at the highest industry standards for quality production, environmental protections, health and safety. […]

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Turning E-waste into Green

PCRR CEO and Founder, Willie Cade was recently invited to Washington DC by the American Chemical Society to brief Congressional staffers on realizing the economic benefits of reusing electronic materials. He was a participant in a panel discussion, which included Marian Chertow from Yale University, George Hinkle of ARCOA, and Jim Lynch of TechSoup Global, […]

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CEO Willie Cade Receives Jim Lynch Award

November, 2012 – CEO Willie Cade was awarded the Jim Lynch Award for his service to furthering the message of the importance of sustainable electronics refurbishing.  This was presented to Willie at the International Computer Refurbishment Summit in Glendale, Arizona.

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U.S. International Trade Commission

On May 15, 2012, PCRR CEO Willie Cade provided written testimony before the United States International Trade Commission, Investigation Number 332-528, entitled: Used Electronic Products: An Examination of U.S. Exports. Click to download the written testimony PDF.

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Illinois Bans Electronics from Landfills

by Yasmin Rammohan January 3, 2012 9:00 am, wttw Chicago Tonight – As of Jan. 1, 2012, it is illegal to throw most electronic devices in the trash. The new law also requires recycling programs to be free to consumers, paid for by electronics manufacturers. Jay Shefsky tries to find a way to get rid […]

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New Illinois Law Bans Trashing Old Electronics

by Paul Meincke December 27, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Come January, pitching unwanted electronic devices into the trash bin or tossing them out on the curb to be picked up will be illegal in Illinois. As the clock strikes midnight on January 1, more than 200 new laws will go into effect in Illinois. According […]

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U.S. House Science & Technology Committee Hearing

On February 11, 2009, the Science and Technology Committee received testimony on draft legislation entitled “The Electronic Waste Research and Development Act of 2009.” Witnesses will provide their comments on, and suggestions to, the bill. They will also discuss ways in which research and development (R&D) can help address the challenge of managing the disposal […]

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