On Saturday November 1st Blue Star Recyclers celebrated our fifth birthday. Blue Star team members, friends, and family helped us observe this important milestone by sharing cake and karaoke. Thanks to all our supporters and community recyclers!
The Indy Gives Campaign kicked off November 1 and will run through December 2014. Once again Blue Star Recyclers was selected to participate. Your support of Blue Star Recyclers through the Indy Gives campaign allows us to access matching grant funds from local businesses and helps your donation go further. Please visit the Indy Gives site to donate cash or in-kind contributions. Help us continue to create jobs for people with autism and other disAbilities.
Donate at Indy Gives HERE.
Seven social enterprise organizations met in October to launch a national network of electronics recyclers. The new alliance will be known as Impact Recycling. Three of the initial seven members employ people with disabilities, and four employ people entering the workforce after serving prison terms and all provide electronics recycling services. The alliance will better serve clients across the country and allow member organizations to create more jobs for the disadvantaged workforces they employ. The Colorado Springs Gazette covered the initial alliance conference.
Blue Star Recyclers is expanding our mission of creating local jobs for people with autism and other disabilities by opening a new facility in Denver, CO. Build out construction is moving along and we hope to open in December. Just like our Colorado Springs facility, we will provide certified electronics and bulb recycling, and hard drive shredding services for businesses and residents in the Denver area.
Before we can hire people to disassemble electronics we could use some help in furnishing the facility. We have a list of materials that we could use and cash donations are always welcome.