Responsible Electronic Recycling, a woman-owned and certified veteran-owned business, has a mission to reduce the problem of electronic waste. Our talented team recycles or refurbishes electronics in accordance with today’s strict environmental, ethical, labor safety, and data sanitation standards. We are a low-profit limited liability company (L3C) with a mission to keep e-waste out of landfills.
- Since 2015, RER has kept 47,000 pounds of electronics out of landfills.
- RER was a 2018 Angel Grant recipient from the Harper College Educational Foundation earning an award of $6000.
- With the help of high school employees from the Glenbrook Illinois school district, RER built a computer lab for data sanitation and computer testing. It can service 70 computers simultaneously.
Founder & Owner
Transitioning from her hobby of electronic recycling to a full-time career, Jennifer founded Responsible Electronic Recycling in 2015. Her certified veteran-owned business strives to reduce electronic waste and refurbish electronics. Serving the beloved Chicagoland area, Jennifer is a proud graduate of Palatine High School.
A former teacher with a Masters in Educational Technology, Jennifer is driven to educate others about the growing problem of e-waste. She also strives to empower adults with developmental disabilities through job training and meaningful work opportunities. Jennifer has experience working with students with developmental disabilities, after witnessing first-hand their limited opportunities.
Jennifer is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She served 22 years as a Construction Mechanic and a member of the Seabees, the Navy’s construction force. She retired in 2005 as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Proud to be a veteran-owned business, Jennifer aspires to put her expertise to good use.
Electronic Test Technician
Harry oversees product testing at Responsible Electronic Recycling, evaluating which products can be resold for reuse. He brings decades of industry experience, including more than 20 years at Underwriters Laboratories where he served as Engineering Group leader. Harry is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Electronic Engineering and has his MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Carlos is responsible for testing and troubleshooting desktop and laptop computers at Responsible Electronic Recycling. Carlos is a graduate of Palatine High School and is in the process of becoming an IT-certified technician through classes at Harper College.
Responsible Electronic Recycling is a member of the Illinois Recycling Association, the only collective voice on critical waste management issues facing this state. The association’s mission is to encourage the responsible use of resources by promoting waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.
Through our partnership with the North Suburban Special Education District, RER provides job training to students with disabilities.
RER adheres to the industry leading R2 Standard by partnering with a R2 certified partner, Genesis Electronics Recycling, to ensure all electronic waste is recycled or refurbished in the safest and most compliant manner possible.
How You Can Help
We hope you will consider helping Responsible Electronic Recycling bring our job training to more students. As an L3C, we qualify to receive program-related investments (PRIs) from private foundations. To discuss a possible partnership, please contact Jennifer Leone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-358-5768.
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