For many of us at Bekins, it’s just a simple walk to throw one piece of cardboard into the recycling bin. Multiply that by 100 employees, the hundreds of days we work each year, plus the thousands of appliances and electronics we install, then it adds up to quite a large effect on our environment.
We recycle more than cardboard. We also recycle styrofoam, plastic ties, old appliances and much more.
Padnos in Holland keeps track of all that we recycle each year, and lets us know what effect it has on the environment. We store most of our recycling at the Bekins Service Center in Coopersville. It has been open for almost three years now and the impact of our recycling during that time has been astounding.
recycling at the bekins service center
Since opening our Coopersville Service Center and Warehouse in 2015, our commitment to recycle has helped save:
- 530,892 KWH of energy
- 7,567 gallons of oil
- 3,175 pallets
- 610 reusable appliances
- 529,550 gallons of water
- 4,538 pounds of air pollution effluents
- 1,286 trees
- 280 cubic yards of landfill space
$3,119 OF LANDFILL EXPENSE
bekins recycling in 2017 alone
Our recycling numbers for just 2017 were impressive too. We break it down in the graphic below.
how we do it
Our efforts to recycle does not save us money. It takes time, effort and space. However, we do it to reduce our carbon footprint. You will have a difficult time finding a greener appliance and electronics dealer in the nation.
OTHER WAYS TO RECYCLE
Not only do we work with companies that recycle materials and reusable appliances, we also donate boxes to people around West Michigan.
Here are just a few examples, but you can also find more on our Facebook page.