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Support autistic adults through Electronics Recycling Solutions

Posted by on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in News.

Screen Shot 2019-12-04 at 10.44.22 AMThe Frist Center for Autism and Innovation aims to support and empower adults with autism in the workforce through research and community partnerships. Electronics Recycling Solutions (ERS) is one of those local organizations putting the Frist Center’s principles into practice. Their business model “is designed to provide sustainable, long term employment for adults with autism and different disabilities while offering an ethical solution to electronics waste management.”

ERS is a social enterprise: a business designed to marry marketplace competitiveness with social impact. This innovative company fills a community need – safe disposal of electronics waste – while simultaneously providing employment opportunities to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The company was founded by Rebeckah Dopp, whose background is in special education and school leadership. ERS was recently acquired by a Franklin-based organization called Health Connect America, which will allow the recycling operation to expand to work in twice as many counties. Dopp will become vice president of development for Health Connect America’s Achieve Independence division.

You can support ERS’s mission and create work for adults with disAbilities by taking your electronics waste to Electronics Recycling Solutions.

Screen Shot 2019-12-04 at 10.44.55 AMThe public can drop off electronics waste on specific days at locations in Hendersonville and Gallatin. See the list to the right to learn which items can be recycled and which cannot. Additionally, Middle Tennessee businesses can partner with ERS to dispose of electronics waste. For more information about business recycling, visit the ERS website.

Employees work from the ERS warehouse on Airport Road in Gallatin. For more information on how to apply at Electronics Recycling Solutions, fill out this contact form and type “Job Opportunities” in the subject line.

ERS also accepts donations and works with volunteers. Download the ERS promotion and materials flyer by clicking here.