Looks like the recycling event was a hit! We will have to look at doing it again and making improvements!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maurice Jones – 610-662-5524
60,000+ POUNDS OF ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTED IN WARMINSTER
From televisions to computers, the event generated 13 truckloads of waste, benefitting PAR-RecycleWorks
WARMINSTER, PA (June 15, 2017) – Despite the heat and the lines, more than 900 cars turned out to Warminster Community Park (350 E. Bristol Road), Saturday, June 10, 2017 to dispose of their old electronics – the largest turnout ever for PAR-RecycleWorks. Sponsored by Redemption Episcopal Church and Warminster Township, the event benefitted PAR-RecycleWorks, a non-profit organization supporting ex-offenders as they transition into the workforce.
The men and women from PAR-RecycleWorks spent more than 20 hours prepping, sorting, and cleaning up from the event, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the public. More than 60,000 pounds of e-waste was collected, totaling 13 truckloads of televisions, laptops, desktops, tablets, printers, scanners, fax machines, cell phones, keyboards, VCRs, DVD Players and much more.
Taking the electronic waste and other recyclables provided by residents, faith-based organizations, corporate and educational partners, PAR-RecycleWorks deconstructs these items, recycles the materials and disposes of the waste safely and cleanly. The scrap metals and other reusable materials collected in this process are then sold to help pay for salaries and job skill development for formerly incarcerated men and women to support their productive re-entry back into society.
For more information on PAR-RecycleWorks or to learn how you can host an event, visit par-recycleworks.org.
About PAR-Recycle Works
PAR-Recycle Works is a nonprofit that provides transitional employment to people returning to the community from prison through an environmentally responsible electronics recycling service. Working with municipalities, businesses, faith-based organizations and other major institutions, PAR-Recycle Works takes apart computers and other electronics and recycles them into valuable components that are sold to generate revenue to pay their employees. By providing their employees with skills and opportunities, PAR-Recycle Works helps to build safer communities and contribute to stronger families while saving taxpayer money.