Friday, August 24,
— ElectroniCycle, Inc. announced its move today
to a new Headquarters in Gardner, Massachusetts. The new plant will
bring under one roof the electronics reuse and recycling operations
from Spencer Massachusetts, Middlebury Vermont, and Auburn, Mass.
ElectroniCycle Inc. was recently renewed as official state
contractor to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental
Protection. Massachusetts DEP currently enforces the nation's only
disposal ban on Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs), the leaded glass picture
tubes inside TVs and monitors. Under this contract, ElectroniCycle
Inc. is obligated to accept electronics from any city, town, or
charity for a fee of 10-15 cents per pound.
The new expansion was made possible in part through a competitive
grant tentatively awarded by DEP to ElectroniCycle. The DEP's
"Recycling Industry Reimbursement Credit" provides Electronicycle
with $50,000 for plant expansion.
The new plant helps Electronicycle to continue its rapid growth
(from 400,000 lbs. of material in 1999 to a projected 6 million
pounds of electronics this year) while maintaining its NESDA
membership and OEM-authorized repair operations. ElectroniCycle Inc.
is the only major electronics recycler with a 25-year history in
repairs of consumer electronics.
"The new capacity allows us to grow without further compromising
our repair business," said President Dick Peloquin. "We are
particularly interested in building on our partnerships with area
charities." So far this year, ElectroniCycle has shipped over 500
TVs and computers back for resale with Goodwill Industries,
Salvation Army, and other Reuse operations.
"Electronicycle's reuse operation isn't just the key to
affordable recycling," said Robin Ingenthron, Vice President. "It's
also the highest form of recycling. And the charities make money
from the resale. Its win, win, win."
Web site: http://www.electronicycle.com