Now We Recycle Fluorescent Bulbs
Through a grant from the Pikes Peak Area Rotary Endowment, Blue Star Recyclers is proud to announce the addition of fluorescent bulb recycling services for businesses and residents in the Pikes Peak Region. This service includes recycling of straight tubes, u-tubes, and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. Residents can bring any quantity or size of fluorescent bulbs to our facility, and we offer pickup at no extra charge on larger quantities for businesses, organizations, and government agencies through our business recycling route service. Fluorescent lamps contain mercury, and ballasts, batteries, and electronic waste can contain mercury, lead, metals, and other materials which have a harmful effect on the environment if not recycled. Our mission at Blue Star Recyclers is to recycle these materials to create local jobs for people with disAbilities, and this new service has already enabled us to create one new local job (see photo). For more information on bulb recycling services and fees, please contact us at email@example.com.
WSB e-Recyclers creates news jobs in Alamosa.
WSB e-Recyclers training new employees with disabilities.
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VERN has added two new programs to the recycling network. Woodland Park Panther Recycling, a special education program through Woodland Park School District, and Sustainability, a disability service provider that operates out of northwest Denver Metro, have both officially joined VERN. Both programs are committed to using the ethical recycling of electronics as a way of creating vocational opportunities for people with disabilities. Sustainability is already operating an electronic recycling program out of its Arvada location. Woodland Park Panther Recycling is scheduled to begin collecting material by the end of January.
US Senator Michael Bennet visited Blue Star Recyclers new facility.
Following up on a meeting held in Washington, D.C. between Senator Michael Bennet and CEO, Bill Morris, Senator Bennet visited Blue Star Recycler's new facility on September 25th. Sen. Bennet saw the Blue Star Recyclers' mission in action as he watched employees with disAbilities disassemble computers, recycle fluorescent bulbs, and securely destroy data disks. Bennet and Morris discussed Blue Star Recyclers' Vocational Electronics Recycling Network (VERN) that takes the Blue Star Recyclers mission and proven model to other communities. This is particularly critical in Colorado where counties are developing recycling programs to comply with Colorado's new e-waste regulations. The VERN program helps other communities establish local electronics recycling programs and create local jobs for people with disAbilities.