In late September Blue Star Recyclers partnered with our good friends at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council to support their annual community recycling event in Steamboat Springs. This year YVSC broke all their record with 624 vehicles coming through to recycle several solid waste streams. 38,844 pounds of the total was unwanted electronics collected and recycled by Blue Star Recyclers.
Special thanks to the YVSC leadership team… Ms. Cameron Hawkins – Waste Diversion Director, and Sarah Jones – Executive Director, for putting on such a great event, for all the outstanding volunteers who helped us bring all that material in, and for putting out team of Dave Fry, Zach Bowen, Jackie Winger, Adam Landgraf, Loretto Hawkins, and Alec Anderson up for a few nights in Steamboat.
Photos below, and check out this link to their local newspaper about the event: http://www.steamboattoday.com/…/sarah-b-jones-thank-you-ro…/
Denver Water held its annual employee appreciation day “Summerfest” last week and Blue Star Recyclers was there to help. In addition to fun and food, Denver Water employees brought in almost 3 tons of computers, televisions, and other electronics to recycle. And that will keep our employees busy working. Thanks, Denver Water!
Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply collaborated with Rachio Sprinklers and Blue Star Recyclers to recycle old sprinkler system controllers. The test program in Colorado and Texas was so successful it now expanding to Ewing locations across the country. Read the story here.
In a recent blog story for Autism Speaks, CEO Bill Morris explains how people with autism have unique talents needed in the workplace. Now Blue Star attempting to spread job opportunities across the country.
After opening our third location in Boulder, Blue Star Recyclers wanted to ensure efficient operations across our growing organization. We tapped Sam Morris lead those efforts in the role of Chief Operating Officer. Sam is excited to support the growth of Blue Star and create more jobs. Sam COO News Release
Bill Morris was elected to the e-Stewards Leadership Council where he will serve with four other national representatives to further ethical and environmental recycling standards. In its latest newsletter e-Stewards recognized the BBB Social Impact Award recently achieved by Blue Star.
e-Steward Newsletter March 2017
The Colorado Springs Better Business Bureau awarded its first-ever award for 2017 Social Enterprise of the Year to Blue Star Recyclers.