For many of us, it’s just a simple walk to throw one piece of cardboard into the recycling bin. Multiply that by the roughly 100 employees at Classic Stereo and Bekins. Then multiply it by the hundreds of days we work each year, plus the thousands of appliances and electronics we install, then it begins to add up to quite a large effect on our environment.
We don’t just recycle cardboard. We also recycle styrafoam, film, plastic ties and much more.
We store most of our recycling at the Bekins Service Center and Warehouse in Coopersville, until it can get picked up. It has been open for almost three years and the results of our recycling efforts during that time have been astounding. Thank you to Padnos in Holland for telling us exactly how our recycling helps the environment.
our recycling totals
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
OUR recycling in 2017 alone
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 greener appliance and electronics dealers 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 the Bekins Facebook page.