We started out ten years ago with some "one day e-waste e-vent" collections in Vermont. Those are special occasions where people bring their used computers and TVs to a site, where either you or staff from Good Point Recycling greet residents, empty cars, clean up the site and recycle away.
Since then, our management has helped to run events all over the country (Stanford University, Austin Texas, and Dell/NRC Events in Massachusetts). We can fine-tune your event to either promote high participation, or to keep it to a low flow, and to provide the appropriate level of staffing and support you desire. (For a complete brochure, go to the bottom of this page)
Big Sponsored Events
Dell, and cities from Tucson Arizona to Long Island New York have used our services for
massive, fully advertised, FREE events. These events typically cost a
sponsor 18 cents per pound (less if TVs are not included). These
events may promote the sponsor, or be offered by the
municipality as an "amnesty" help those few unwilling to pay a
fee to recycle.
Problem with a budget, or finding a sponsor?
Don't worry! Recycling a TV or a PC, charged to the resident,
is less than a bridge toll. Many appreciate the opportunity
to clean their attics or to donate working equipment. Some
of our most successful events have been "turn key" - your town, school,
church or community group gets volunteers, a site, and advertises an
event, charging a fee per item (average of $10 each - TVs can be more,
computers less). Some groups even double the fees, using
the "Event" as a fund-raiser ("proceeds to be used for...."). Good
Point will either staff the event, or charge you a minimal price
if you staff it yourself and need collection at the end of the day (often a good option for rural fund-raisers). "Hybrid" Events
are still a small enough company to listen to your own ideas and design
an event which fits your goals. Some communities want to subsidize
part of the event and pay Good Point Recycling a flat fee of $650 per
truck and staff, lowering the drop-off costs per resident to $5. Some
businesses have arranged a discount by promising their own staffing to
load our trucks. We will listen, meet with you, and make
recommendations based on our experience in running events like this in
communities across the USA.