GES Files Bankruptcy

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Austin Recycler GES Files Bankruptcy

GES Files Bankruptcy

Photo taken from report at LEX18.com outlining allegations of GES investigation.

 

GES files Bankruptcy leaving behind warehouses full of e-Waste and toxic landfills they created at their Kentucky and Austin locations.   An earlier ATR report outlines the companies role in Kentucky’s E-Waste program which has since been suspended.  According to Legal Filings Austin property owner HTL Properties LLC claims the entire Austin warehouse was packed from floor to ceiling.  Reports from Kentucky indicate a similar situation in addition to piles of granulated materials laced with Lead strewn about the facility.  Environmental concerns grow as recent excavating efforts reveal even more materials hidden below landscaping efforts.   Although the company carried a mandatory 10 Million Dollar environmental clean up policy OEM’s like Lexmark aren’t taking any chances and have voluntarily stepped in to help clean up materials collected on their behalf.   In 2015 the EPA handed out a staggering 7 Billion Dollars in enforcement actions to companies and customers alike.

Advanced Technology Recycling has taken extensive measures to acquire R2 certification at all 6 of our facilities and Richmond VA our newest location will be included once operational.  Isn’t it time to Rethink Electronic Recycling…ThinkATR!

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View online video of latest LEX 18 Report below.

http://www.lex18.com/Clip/11950793/high-levels-of-lead#.VumlLZ2TQkQ.link

 

 

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 Millions of pounds of e-waste from our landfills annually. 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 2019.