Big Brothers of RI to Benefit from RI’s New House to Recycling Effort; Win-Win for Charity and Residents

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – In a new affiliation between Big Brothers of Rhode Island and CRT Recycling, Inc., of Brockton, Ma., both the local charity and Rhode Island residents stand to be beneficiaries of a house-to house pick-up of recyclables, which will be free, and scheduled by appointment. This follows the recent and successful free, open-to-the public, E-waste recycling event held at Big Brothers of RI’s East Providence office, CRT Recycling, Inc. organizes the event, and donates proceeds based on the type and weight of collected material.

“We were very excited about the turnout of the Saturday event,” comments Steve Kass, newly appointed executive director of Big Brothers of RI. “Many came with televisions and computers, as well as with questions about Big Brothers and what they could do to help or volunteer. They had a chance to clean up, help us, and learn more about how this organization helps teenage boys…all at the same time.”

Free house to house pick-up of recyclables begins with a call to schedule an appointment: 401-421-5061. Free e-waste pick-up is available anywhere in Rhode Island. Some conditions apply; appointments are necessary and appliances must be ground level accessible. All computer data and information will be either destroyed or shredded.

“What began as a single fund raising event for us has evolved into a longer-term relationship for us, one which will benefit Big Brothers of RI in its goal to recruit Big Brothers, which is an ever-growing need, and will benefit Rhode Islanders who want a convenient, safe way to recycle household goods,” reports Kass.

CRT Recycling, Inc., of Brockton, Massachusetts, routinely provides single day e-waste collections throughout southeastern New England for a wide variety of schools and other non-profits, will collect, remove and properly recycle materials. Proceeds from the re-use and re-selling will benefit Big Brothers of RI, and reduce the amount of e-waste that reaches the waste stream.

For additional information about e-waste re-cycling, contact: CRT Recycling, Inc. at, or by calling 800.944.7019.

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