The Arc of Madison County

Project Name: eRecycling for a Better Tomorrow

Contact Information:
Susan Klingel
(256) 539-2266
1100 Washington Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
sklingel@hsvarc.org
http://www.hsvarc.org

Project Description

The Arc of Madison County will be expanding our current recycle program to include hard drive destruction and recycling of materials such as cell phones. Individuals with disabilities will be hired to work throughout the Huntsville community and in an office setting. The program is intended to be a standalone self-supporting arm of our Arc's current recycle/shredding program.

Project Highlights

  1. This project will meet a community need for e-recycling. This service has been requested; however, our organization has not had the capability to perform this type of service. We have had to look to a Nashville recycling facility to purchase recycled materials as local facilities are not currently capable of disposal.
  2. This project is a joint effort of the National Arc/Walmart Foundation and funds given by members of the Alabama Legislature.
  3. The Arc of Madison County is seen as one of the most innovative agencies in the State of Alabama when comes to creating jobs and employing people with disabilities. Our recycle and shredding programs have been duplicated around the state. This program will be seen as another cutting edge way to serve our community and continuously employ individuals with severe disabilities.

The Arc of Madison County