E-waste sup­ports Big Broth­ers/ Big Sis­ters

Seaway News - - NEWS POLICE BLOTTER - NICK SEE­BRUCH ni­cholas.see­[email protected]

CORN­WALL, On­tario – Did you know that those bro­ken head­phones you have where only one ear works, and the phone with the cracked screen can both go to help a good cause?

Big Broth­ers/ Big Sis­ters Corn­wall collects used elec­tron­ics and with the help of J. Hen­stock Re­cy­cling, re­cy­cles them. Hen­stock gives Big Broth­ers/ Big Sis­ters a per­cent­age pay­ment per­pound of elec­tron­ics they re­cy­cle.

All elec­tronic items are ac­cepted ex­clud­ing mi­crowaves and small bat­ter­ies.

Items can be dropped off at the Big Broth­ers/ Big Sis­ters club­house on Third St. and is stored in their shed un­til Hen­stock comes by to pick it up.

J. Hen­stock Re­cy­cling was named this year’s Big Busi­ness of the Year by Big Broth­ers/ Big Sis­ters Corn­wall.

“Each week this com­pany comes to the of­fice to col­lect the “goods” from us,” reads a state­ment from Big Broth­ers/ Big Sis­ters about the award. “Rain, snow or sun­shine this team is al­ways full of smiles and ready to pack their truck full of old tech­nol­ogy. They are a com­pany try­ing to re­duce our waste and pro­mote the value of re­cy­cling. With ev­ery load they donate a por­tion to Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters. We are truly hon­ored to an­nounce this year’s win­ner of Big Busi­ness of the Year as J. Hen­stock Re­cy­cling. Please wel­come Joseph, Joanne and Joseph Jr. up to re­ceive this very well de­served award!”

Ac­cord­ing to Ron Gra­ham, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Big Broth­ers/ Big Sis­ters Corn­wall said that lo­cal busi­nesses reg­u­larly donate their e-waste in­clud­ing Mor­bern, St. Joseph’s Villa and Ben­son Auto Group.

Gra­ham said that these do­na­tions re­ally help to sup­port Big Broth­ers/ Big Sis­ters pro­grams.

“A lot of our money goes to one-on-one men­tor­ing,” he said. “This year we had a big in­flux so we are work­ing on get­ting more matches.”

Hen­stock has been sup­port­ing Big Broth­ers/ Big Sis­ters since 2013.

Big Broth­ers/ Big Sis­ters Corn­wall Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Ron Gra­ham with some old elec­tron­ics

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