Scout Troop 3050

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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.

 

Scout Troop 3050We 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.

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Brodie Ehresman
Author: Brodie Ehresman

ATR (Advanced Technology Recycling) is a US based ISO14001, R2 (Responsible Recycling), OHSAS 18001 and ITAR (International Traffic Arms Regulations) certified Electronics Recycling company that specializes in risk mitigation for asset recovery and management. The parent company was formed in 1992 and transitioned away from traditional IT Sales/Service in 2002 after receiving (2) of the single largest grants in Illinois history in 2005 and 2006. Today ATR has become an innovative leader for E-waste management by diverting more than 15 Million pounds of e-waste from our landfills annually. Each year ATR returns more than 5 Million dollars back to their customers through various profit sharing initiatives designed specifically for each account. Brodie Ehresman is one of the originating family owners of the two facilities formed in 1992 and is currently their National Business Development Manager for the US and Canada. Brodie utilizes his 20+ years of IT background and entrepreneurship to develop innovative sustainable recycling solutions to help his customers improve their triple bottom line. During his tenure Brodie has augmented the company’s regional customer base onto a national platform and is currently developing an international strategy for 2017.