Creative Recycling Inc. of Tampa, Florida will establish an “e-scrap” sorting and recycling processing facility in Kentucky and plans to go after work there and in neighboring states. Details such as where the facility will be located and how many will be hired should be announced in the next 30 days, said Christa Kantner, vice president business development and marketing for the company.
Creative Recycling is coming to Kentucky because they were recently awarded a contract by the state to recycle the more than five million pounds of electronic waste generated each year by government agencies and educational institutions in Kentucky.
“E-scrap” includes things like cell phones, computers, televisions, VCRs and video game consoles that are no longer usable. The contract with Creative Recycling is supposed to prevent a vast majority of the state’s electronic waste going to landfills, according to a statement from Governor Steve Beshear’s office.
The state of Kentucky deal will also generate some revenue for the government through reimbursements for most e-scrap, although no figures were mentioned. The contract was issued as an ‘all-state agencies’ contract that allows participation by any branch of the state government, school districts, postsecondary education institutions and any other public, not-for-profit entity.
Creative Recycling has three facilities in Florida and one in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee, according to its Web site. Kantner said the company will be on track to recycle 300 million pounds of electronic waste annually by the end of this year.
For more information about Creating Recycling visit www.crserecycling.com.
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