Hunter Industries, San Marcos, California, expanded its Irrigation Controller Recycling Program to Hunter Preferred Program members in the U.S. to reduce e-waste in the irrigation industry.
Since launching the program in 2019, Hunter has recycled more than 13,000 pounds of controller e-waste through its partnership with nonprofit Blue Star Recyclers. Hunter has also helped support Blue Star Recyclers’ mission to create jobs for people with disabilities through the organization’s recycling operations.
By getting involved, those who work in the irrigation industry can provide employment opportunities while keeping e-waste out of landfills through recycling.
“Our partnership with Blue Star Recyclers has allowed us to provide jobs for capable, yet often overlooked workers while doing our part to establish a healthier planet,” says Warren Gorowitz, Hunter director of corporate social responsibility. “By sharing our resources, we hope to encourage more businesses to ethically recycle as we work toward a more sustainable future.”
To participate, Hunter Preferred Program members request a shipping label, collect old irrigation controllers from customers and contractors and ship the collected controller e-waste to Blue Star Recyclers. Hunter will pay the recycling fees for silver, gold and platinum members up to the allotted amount through Dec. 31, 2022.
Participation is open to all Hunter Preferred Program members. Interested distributors must get approval from their Hunter account manager and Gorowitz.
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