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ATR collaboration with Metron health creates more recycling opportunities in MI


Source: Advanced Technology Recycling

Grand Rapids -- On May 30th and 31st, Metron Integrated Health Systems will be inviting the community to their Lamont facility for the first of several e-waste recycling events planned throughout the next year.
Metron will be working with Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR), a nationwide, certified electronics recycling company, to offer a secure and environmentally sound method of e-waste recycling.

“Offering a recycling option empowers the community to care about the environment and to act responsibly for our planet” said Bob VanRhee, Administrator at Metron of Lamont. “Metron’s mission includes ‘promoting the well-being of our customers,’ so by teaming up with companies like ATR, Metron is able to extend its commitment to promoting the well-being of the community at large,” said VahRhee

ATR will be at Metron Health at 13030 Commercial St Lamont, MI 49430 on Thur. May 30th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again on Friday, May 31st from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Items accepted for recycling include nearly anything that plugs into a wall, and contains a circuit board and/or batteries. Freon-bearing devices, lighting fixtures and
large household appliances cannot be accepted for recycling.

According to event organizers, Metron wanted to coordinate a free recycling opportunity for community members because it will provide families with opportunities to remove items that oftentimes block hallways or obstruct walking areas within a home.

“Removing these unneeded items promotes safety in the home by reducing incidences of tripping and falling,” said Linda Achterhoff, Director of Nursing for Metron of Lamont.

“Metron believes that a recycling event will help our customers, their families, and our staff and community—it will be beneficial to all.” Adds VanRhee

Advanced Technology Recycling is a R2 and ISO 14001 certified company with five sites across the nation. ATR offers guaranteed data destruction through either a hard-drive data wipe or physical destruction of the hard-drive unit. In addition, ATR will offer on-site hard-drive destruction at all scheduled community e-waste events.

“What most people do not know is that e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world right now,” said Whitney Ehresman, Business Development Manager at ATR. “Accounting for seventy percent of heavy metals in landfills, e-waste is problematic for the environment. Therefore, it was important for us to organize these events in different communities across Michigan.”

“Metron is a great company to work with because of their commitment to the betterment of the community at-large,” said Ehresman.

Metron has six facilities across West Michigan, providing a wide array of services including rehabilitation, educational series, blood pressure clinics. Metron has active members in each of their Local Chambers of Commerce, and participates in events of all sizes in each of their perspective communities.

“Metron truly cares about the success of our community as evidenced by our active participation in the local Chambers of Commerce where we work to support and improve exposure for the local business,” said Robert VanRhee
“In short, Metron is proud of the level of care we provided both inside and outside of our facilities—Metron Cares,” said Linda Achterhoff

“We hope to hold an event at many of our facitilies, and as for the next step we will continue to focus on providing uncompromising quality and compassionate healthcare both in our facilities and the communities we serve,” said LauraAnn Gordon, Marketing Director for Metron.

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