Spring cleaning abounds and if you are like many families, your attic is full of old computers that you are not sure what to do with. A new service has opened to help! Downtown Durham came together last Friday night to celebrate the grand opening of a new member, Triangle Ecycling! Operating in the old Elkins Chrysler building on Jackie Robinson and Mangum, Triangle Ecycling provides small to mid-sized businesses and organizations with a secure and sustainable electronic waste recycling solution. Collecting and disassembling computers for recycling, its mission is to create local jobs and protect the environment. As a triple bottom line business, ten percent of the company's profits are contributed to teaching sustainability in the Durham Public Schools.
Their business partners include: The Durham Fire Department, TROSA, Durham Public Schools, Global Electric Electronics Processing, IT support companies and commercial property managers.
Constituents from all over the Triangle attended the Grand Opening including members from: Many departments at Duke University and Duke Hospital, North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, Chrome 7, Raven Rock Capital, Capital Broadcasting, Duke School, Bull City Forward, Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology, Center for Documentary Film Festival, City of Durham Fire Deptment, The Institute for Sustainable Development, Greenplus, Urban Durham Realty, Norton Street IT Support, CREE, Dudapaine Architects, Global Electric Electronics Processing, The Groove Productions, Teach for America, Thundershirt, NC Arts in Action, Mark Properties, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham Chamber of Commerce, Elkins Chrysler,Kontek Systems Inc. and TROSA.