RECYCLING

 

We are committed to helping the environment and reducing waste.  Recycling is very big to us and we do what we can to reduce the amount of waste we put into the landfill. The following is what we recycle at our Centers:

* Paper - This includes paper from mailings, outdated posters and signs, claim checks from when customers pick up their repairs, and any other type of paper that would otherwise be thrown out.

* Cardboard - This includes all the cardboard boxes that contain our parts shipments, vacuum cleaners that we assemble for our customers, cardboard packing material, and any other cardboard that would otherwise be thrown out.

* Styrofoam – We recycle Styrofoam that is used for drink cups and as packing material to protect vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, and parts shipments.  We make a special trip to a Styrofoam recycling center to drop off all of the Styrofoam that would otherwise be thrown out.

* Metal - We take sewing machines to a metal recycler so they don't end up in the landfill.  Before we dispose of a vacuum cleaner, we strip it of whatever metal we can and recycle the metal.  We recycle any metal that would otherwise be thrown out.

* Motors - Before we dispose of a vacuum cleaner, we strip it of its motor and recycle the motor.  We recycle any motors that would otherwise be thrown out.

* Electrical cords - Before we dispose of a vacuum cleaner or sewing machine, we remove the electrical cord.  We recycle any electrical cords that would otherwise be thrown out.

* Plastic bags - We use paper bags, not plastic, for items that you purchase.  We recycle bags that are used in the packing of vacuum cleaners, parts, etc. Many vacuum cleaner bags are packed in plastic bags and we recycle the empty bags when a customer brings them in to purchase a new pack of bags.  We recycle all other plastic bags that would otherwise be thrown out.

* Plastics - This includes water and soda bottles, food containers, lids from coffee cups, "clamshell" containers, and all other recyclable plastics that would otherwise be thrown out.