SCHOOLS within a 120 mile radius of Elgin, IL


The Process

To take advantage of this limited time opportunity, just follow these simple steps:

To register for the program, please call us at 800-972-1003 or fill out the Request a Pickup form.  You will be contacted by a MRK Group  Ltd representative within 3 business days to coordinate the pick up.  Shrink wrap the items to be recycled on one or more standard wooden shipping pallets. Make the pallets available for pick up at an accessible first floor location at the mutually agreed upon date and time. If pallets or a dock are not available, place all equipment on first floor location.  That’s all there is to it!  You will receive a Certificate of Recycling for each lot that is collected. Other MRK Group Ltd services such as inventorying, hard drive shredding, etc. are available. Please inquire within.

Your Data is Secure when you retire your end-of-life assets through MRK Group Ltd.  With our School Recycling “Free Offer”, you have peace of mind knowing that MRK Group Ltd complies with all Federal, State and local environmental laws.  You can also rest assured knowing that all asset tags or other identifying marks are completely removed and that all hard drives are wiped or shredded to ensure that your data is gone forever!

Eligibility and qualifications

Free recycling is available for eligible institutions with 25 or more computer systems to recycle. MRK Group Ltd will accept computers, monitors, and peripherals from any manufacturer, except products contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with chemicals, biological agents, or other substances not integral to the original new equipment or otherwise associated with normal office or household environments.

MRK Group Ltd will not accept hazardous waste or batteries that are not an integral part of the system to be recycled, CRTs that have been removed from their cases, or CRTs that are cracked or broken. Qualified Customers should call 800-972-1003  to register for the program or complete the Request a Pickup form. Institutions are encouraged to pack the computer systems on pallets and shrink-wrap for pick up at accessible first floor locations.

Institutions must provide their own pallets and shrink-wrap. MRK Group Ltd will contact approved registrants to coordinate the shipment of the products to be recycled. MRK Group Ltd will provide transportation of the products from the institution’s facilities at no cost to the institution*, provided the packaging and location of the systems are as required by these terms and conditions. Public Institutions must comply with all applicable provisions of law governing the disposal of public assets.

For a limited time, MRK Group Ltd will recycle your old computers along with any associated peripherals, at no cost to you except for CRT’s, TV’s and LCD’s which are $10 each ($50 per screen or TV 32 inches and bigger).  All accredited K-12 and Higher Education institutions with at least 25 systems to recycle are eligible! There is no limit to the number of systems you can recycle.

*Schools or Universities within a 120 mile radius of Elgin, IL are eligible for a no charge pickup and processing provided all the requirements are met.  Outside that distance there will be a logistics fee of $0.25/lb (100 to 200 miles away) and $0.35/lb (200-400 miles away) payable by the schools.  Schools may deliver freight prepaid to MRK Group Ltd.  Call to schedule a pickup or delivery appointment today.

Notice regarding data

MRK Group Ltd is not responsible for the loss or confidentiality of data on recycled equipment. Before shipping equipment, Institutions should:

  • Delete data on the hard-disk drives and any other storage devices.
  • Back up or transfer any data prior to deletion.
  • Remove any removable media, such as diskettes, CDs, or tapes.

Limitation of liability

MRK Group Ltd provides this service as an accommodation and accepts no liability to any person for any services performed in connection with the recycling offered in these terms. MRK Group Ltd specifically disclaims liability for lost profits, loss of business or other consequential, special, indirect, or punitive damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. MRK Group Ltd is not responsible for any printing errors. MRK Group Ltd reserves the right to change, without notice, the Terms and Conditions or end or modify the offer at any time.

Additional info:

Environmental Protection Agency, Management of Electronic Waste in the United States, available at

To request a pick-up please call us at 800-972-1003  or complete the Request a Pickup form.