Arpin Group 2010 E-Waste CollectionApril 05, 2010
Arpin Group to help Rhode Island residents and businesses recycle computers and shred documents to benefit the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Arpin Group will host this special fundraising e-waste recycling collection and document-shredding event on Saturday, April 24, with proceeds going to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. The collection will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Rte 114), Bristol, R.I.. A minimum donation of $.20 per pound is highly encouraged for most items, but certain items such as air conditioners will require an extra disposal fee. All donations collected from e-waste recycling benefit the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.
In addition, to help prevent identity theft, Affordable Shredding will bring a mobile shredder to the Environmental Education Center. Cost for shredding is $.35 cents per pound, $.10 cents of which goes directly to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. “Most people have electronic waste and old documents stored in their basements and do not really know what to do with the items,” said Brent Mancuso, general manager of Office Recycling Solutions, whose company is co-sponsoring the event. “Our e-waste collection day and shredding services offer a convenient means for people to dispose of them properly while donating money to a worthy cause.”
Most electronic products used in the workplace and homes contain hazardous substances such as lead and mercury. When these products reach the end of their useful lives or become obsolete, some are considered hazardous waste. Hazardous waste should not be discarded in the regular trash, but rather, recycled by an e-waste collection facility.
Items eligible for recycling at $.20 per pound are CPU’s/computers, servers, keyboards, spare computer parts, monitors, laptops, network equipment, mice, laser printers, routers, radios, scanners, fax machines, uninterruptible power supplies, cables, wires, cell phones, and telephones. Some items will require an additional disposal fee of $15.00 i.e., window unit air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc. Alkaline batteries or “white goods” such as home appliances will not be accepted.
Arpin is working with Cartridge World RI, Office Recycling Solutions, and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island to sponsor this event and ensure that the recycled items will be disposed of properly.
Since the beginning of 2008, Arpin Group, Inc., has sponsored several clean energy and carbon-reduction projects. The company has implemented a “Green Loan” program for Arpin employees, making it possible for them to receive low-interest loans for energy-saving home improvements and hybrid automobile purchases. Additionally, Arpin has partnered with TerraPass, a consumer retailer and marketer of greenhouse gas reduction offsets. Since 2008, Arpin has purchased enough offsets to eliminate the carbon imprint of all of its offices worldwide including through employee travel and commuting.
About Arpin Group, Inc:
Arpin Group, Inc. is the holding company for Arpin Van Lines, Arpin International Group, Arpin Renewable Energy, Creative Storage Solutions, and Arpin Broadcast Network, LLC. Headquartered in West Warwick, R.I., Arpin Group is an industry leader in household goods moving for corporate, private, government, and military customers. With a reputation for providing excellent service, Arpin Group is the only family owned and operated company that has remained dominant and successful for more than a century. Arpin is the official mover of the LPGA, a member of the American Moving and Storage Association, ProMover certified, and its world headquarters is fully accredited by the International Federation of International Furniture Removers (FIDI). Please visit www.arpingroup.com for more information.
About Cartridge World and Office Recycling Solutions:
Cartridge World remanufactures, recycles, and refills of all types of laser and inkjet cartridges. Local offices are located in South Kingstown and West Warwick. For more information visit http://www.CartidgeWorldRI.com Offic.e Recycling Solutions, a sister company to Cartridge World RI, offers e-waste, consumable and other recycling services for businesses and homes. Visit OfficeRecyclingSolutions.com for more information.
About Audubon Society of Rhode Island
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is an independent, not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to statewide environmental education, conservation and advocacy. The Society is one of the largest environmental educators in the state, reaching well over 33,000 students of all ages each year. Since first acquiring it’s first wildlife refuge in 1924, the organization has grown to become the largest private landowner in the state, now protecting over 9,500 acres of wildlife habitat for future generations. Its vigilant advocacy programs have kept the public and government informed of threats to the environment for over 100 years. For more information, visit asri.org.