Appliance Depot plans to recognize three local businesses for sustainability efforts the nonprofit organization said go beyond recycling.
The Depot will honor A-1 Builders, Willows Retirement Center, and Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authority at 6 p.m. (prior to showing the environmental documentary “Trashed”) on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in downtown Bellingham.
A-1 Builders, a Bellingham construction company, gives its clients information about donating unwanted materials to Appliance Depot and The RE Store prior to all remodel jobs. A-1’s clients have been donated used appliances to the Depot since the nonprofit re-use and job-training organization started in 2005. The construction company also offers surplus building materials to the public for free.
Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authority was the first property management company to partner with Appliance Depot, and the low-income housing nonprofit has been the most consistent supplier of appliances to Appliance Depot’s job training program, according to the organization.
The Willows Senior Living Center recently added food-waste recycling to its business practices, and the company donates all replaced appliances from their 137 dwelling units to Appliance Depot.