Regional Chamber Announces New E-Waste Recycling Program with GreenBoard IT

Oct 12, 2021
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce, in partnership with Warren-based GreenBoard IT, a new e-waste sanitization and recycling program for its members.

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce, in partnership with Warren-based GreenBoard IT, a new e-waste sanitization and recycling program for its members.

The company was founded by Mike Martof, Chuck George and Wiley Runnestrand to serve the region’s electronic recycling needs and works to educate businesses and consumers on simple, secure and sustainable e-waste disposal.

GreenBoard IT’s entire operation is built around data security; every data device that enters the facility is either digitally sanitized using federally recognized standards or physically shredded. Certificates of recycling are provided for every pickup, and itemized certificates of destruction are also available if required.

GreenBoard IT will pick up e-waste from a business’s location—at no cost if a Chamber member. They are able to accept most devices including: computers, laptops, servers, scanners, hard drives, unused printer cartridges/toner, stereos, VCR/DVD players, routers, MP3 players, cameras, keyboards, paper shredders, LCD monitors, game consoles & accessories, networking equipment, speakers and UPS. CRT monitors, printers and televisions are also accepted; these devices typically require recycling fees, but GreenBoard IT has reduced or waived these fees for Chamber members, depending on the pick-up.

Kim Calvert, vice president of Marketing & Member Services at the Regional Chamber, said, “This is such a great program for our membership. We know that all businesses have old computer equipment and other electronic devices and accessories laying around that they aren’t sure how to dispose of or are afraid to dispose of, given the information that is stored on them. GreenBoard IT is the only company in our area that can provide certificates of destruction and guarantee that devices have been wiped clean. They will also recycle and refurbish where possible.”

The Regional Chamber and GreenBoard IT are kicking off their partnership and new program with a recycling event that runs now through Oct. 22 for Chamber member businesses located in City Centre One, where the Chamber’s offices are located in Youngstown. Those businesses and their employees have been notified and are encouraged to not only gather appropriate devices in their offices but also in their own homes and from family and friends.

Wiley Runnestrand, vice president at GreenBoard IT, said, “We are excited to support the Chamber membership with this program. Our mission is to provide secure and simple e-waste disposal in the Valley. We want to make sure our region’s data is protected and that we are doing our part to recycle old equipment. We are thrilled that the Chamber is willing to partner with us and support these types of programs!”

The Chamber’s member benefits programs give businesses access to preferred vendors who are committed to the region and offer cost-savings to members. Benefits include healthcare, energy, shipping, office supplies and more, and the discounts offered are significant to their bottom lines.

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