PA Market Recycling Center Honors eForce Compliance For E-Cycling Efforts
The PA Recycling Markets Center, Inc. has awarded metro-Philadelphia-based eForce Compliance with the inaugural William M. Heenan Markets Development Award for its innovation and commitment to developing new market opportunities for recycled-content materials in Pennsylvania.
eForce Compliance is an innovative recycling company with 20 employees and a mission to provide commercial and residential markets with a wide variety of recycling options for difficult to recycle items such as electronics, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, furniture, and office equipment.
The company is only one of two electronic recyclers in the Commonwealth certified to the R2, e-Stewards and ISO 14001 standards.
This leading and inventive recycling company received the William M. Heenan Markets Development Award specifically for its focus on providing convenient and timely ways for businesses and consumers—primarily in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, and Bucks counties—to recycle electronic items such as computers, televisions, and cell phones.
“We offer electronic recycling solutions for anything with a plug,” said Charles Nygard, managing director of eForce Compliance. “Whether you’re a business owner looking for on-site data destruction and pick-up of electronic waste like computers, or a county official looking for a company to host a free, electronic waste collection event in your community, eForce Compliance will develop a customized program that meets your recycling needs.”
After eForce Compliance collects electronic waste items via collection events or direct pick-up, the company performs an in-depth grading of each item to determine if it can be resold to vendors on the general consumer market or if the item needs to be de-manufactured into parts that can be individually resold to various recyclers.
“We’re focused on supporting the Philadelphia region,” said Nygard. “Most of our remarketing or re-selling is done right here with recyclers and vendors in the Philadelphia region—allowing us to support the local economy and sustain jobs in our community.”
The panel of judges for this year’s William M. Heenan Markets Development Award was especially impressed with two of eForce’s most recent electronic waste initiatives—a one-million-pound challenge to collect electronic waste from commercial properties in the metro Philadelphia area and the development of residential electronic waste collection programs in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties.
“eForce Compliance’s steadfast leadership in the recycling industry has allowed many disadvantaged communities in the Philadelphia area to have access to free electronic recycling programs,” said Robert Bylone, president of RMC. “From these countless programs and collection events, eForce Compliance will collect 3.4 million pounds of electronic waste this year alone. This type of dedication and innovation is what makes eForce Compliance such a strong leader in Pennsylvania’s recycling industry.”
eForce’s commitment to sustainability also helped grab the interest of this year’s judging panel. The company has a zero landfill policy and practices a holistic approach when trying to reduce its impact on the environment. eForce was even the first electronic recycler in the Mid-Atlantic to join the EPA's Sustainability Partnership Program.
The William M. Heenan Markets Development Award is the only award if its type issued annually in Pennsylvania. This year’s winner was selected by a committee comprised of the RMC board of directors and William M. Heenan, whose instrumental support of the RMC as a founding board member and international commitment to developing steel recycling markets inspired the development of this new, prestigious statewide award.
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