Blue Star Recyclers Launches Computer Refurbishment Partnership
Blue Star Recyclers, a Colorado-based recycler of electronic waste, launched a new partnership with PCs for People expanding its capabilities to refurbishment and repair. Refurbished computers are provided to qualifying low-income people at very low cost. The partnership will help create additional jobs for people with autism and other disabilities.
“Customers who have been recycling computers with us know that now, if their material can be refurbished and repaired, those computers will help deserving individuals and families cross the digital divide,” said Bill Morris, CEO of Blue Star Recyclers.
DENVER (August 18, 2015) – Blue Star Recyclers (http://www.bluestarrecyclers.com) a Colorado-based recycler of electronic waste, today launched a new partnership with PCs for People (http://www.pcsforpeople.org). The partnership expands Blue Star Recycler’s recycling capabilities to refurbishment and repair. Computers refurbished by the PCs for People team are distributed at low cost to qualified low-income people.
“Customers who have been recycling computers with us know that now, if their material can be refurbished and repaired, those computers will help deserving individuals and families cross the digital divide,” said Bill Morris, CEO of Blue Star Recyclers. This new partnership capability continues the Blue Star Recyclers mission of creating jobs for people on the autism spectrum and creates new opportunity for individuals who have an aptitude for refurbishment and repair.
The new partnership will operate at the Blue Star Recyclers facility at 953 Decatur in Denver. People interested in recycling or donating computers may call 303-534-1667 or come to the Decatur location Tuesday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm or Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm
People wishing to acquire low-cost refurbished computers may come to the Blue Star facility on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 1 pm and 7 pm. To see if your family or organization qualifies as low income, visit the PCs for People website at http://www.pcsforpeople.org.
About Blue Star Recyclers and PCs for People
Blue Star Recyclers is a Colorado 501c3 social enterprise that creates jobs for people on the autism spectrum and other disabilities to disassemble and recycle computers and other electronics. The fulfillment of our mission to date has produced the following triple-bottom line results:
- 25 jobs for people in Colorado with autism and other disabilities
- $3 million in taxpayer savings and new local revenue
- 8 million pounds of electronics ethically recycled
PCs for People refurbishes, repairs, and provides discounted computers for low-income people and nonprofits. Based in St. Paul, MN, PCs for People has distributed more than 40,000 computers to individuals, families with children, and those with disabilities across the Upper Midwest.
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