Bill Morris, Suzanne Jones, Merrill Glustrom, and Boulder community leaders opened the Blue Star workshop at Eco-Cycle’s CHaRM facility. Dr. Glustrom also presented a check for $25,000 from the Boulder Rotary. The Rotary group raised the funds to help cover start up costs to establish the center. Funding from a Colorado Department of Health and Environment RREO Grant helped purchase equipment for the facility. Following the ribbon cutting, guests saw the new team of employees disassemble computers while Blue Star’s Andy O’Riley explained the processes used to maintain the highest environmental standards.
New employees hired to take apart computers and recycle electronics tell the Boulder Camera how excited they are about their new jobs.
A grant from the Recycling Resource Economic Opportunity (RREO) program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was instrumental in helping Blue Star Recyclers expand its operations in partnership with Eco-Cycle in Boulder. The $125,000 grant helped purchase a truck, balers, box tippers and equipment necessary to begin operations in Boulder. This RREO grant significantly accelerated our ability to serve the Boulder community with electronic recycling services.
Colorado Technology Association members toured Blue Star Recyclers and discussed ways our two organizations can work together in 2017. The CTA newsletter provides a good profile of the talent of Blue Star employees.