Scout Troop 3050 Earns Recycling Badge
In February, we received a call from Rob Stanley, leader of Boy Scout troop 3050, and he asked if ATR would be interested in helping his Pack earn their recycling badges by allowing his Scouts to collect electronics and deliver them to ATR. ATR is always looking to get involved in the local communities so this was as easy decision to make. Rob and troop 3050 started collecting electronics in February and they collected from their family members, members of their local churches and their neighborhoods. On April 24th, Rob and his Pack delivered their electronics to ATR’s Peoria, Illinois location. When the Boy Scouts arrived we gathered around one of the trailers that they collected and we had a great discussion about importance about recycling these electronics to keep them out of our landfills. The boys had lots of great questions about recycling and what ATR does with the equipment once we receive it. We talked about ATR’s sorting process and how ATR’s priority is to reuse and refurbish before recycling.
We then walked into the front office where the Scouts could see some of the recycled equipment that we have saved for our office showcase. The kids were amazed at the vintage Apple, Mac, Polaroid, stereo systems and CB Radios, the leaders and parents also enjoyed reminiscing over the vintage equipment. While we were in the office enjoying vintage equipment, Boy Scout troop 3050 was presented a donation check from ATR.
How much did Scout Troop 3050 Collect?
Once the donation check was presented it was time to see how much equipment they collected, and did they collect equipment! They filled 3 pick-up trucks, 2 small flatbed trailers, their Boy Scout trailer and a full size van. The kids did great job in the collecting of the equipment and they did an outstanding job of unloading the equipment as well. It took us about half an hour to unload and skid up all of the equipment, thanks to all the hard work of the Scouts. While we were unloading, one of the Scouts told me a great joke. What do you call a singing laptop??????????????? A-Dell…..
When it was all unloaded, the equipment filled 10 skids, that is an entire box truck full of equipment!!!!! These Boy Scouts did a terrific job in the collecting the equipment and it was pleasure to meet the leaders, parents, and Scout Troop 3050. For more details on the Earth Day One Million Pound Challenge check out our Facebook page.