Appliance Depot to honor three local businesses on Earth Day

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.

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