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Hobbs Brooks Collects 4,318 Pounds of E-Waste During On-Site Electronics Recycling Events

By on Jul. 27, 2017

WALTHAM, Mass. – July 18, 2017 Hobbs Brook Management LLC, a commercial property management and development firm specializing in leasing, construction and development of Class A office space, recently held electronic recycling events at its campuses in Waltham and Wakefield, Massachusetts, resulting in a total of 4,318 pounds of discarded electronics, or e-waste, collected. Together with Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island (Goodwill), Hobbs Brook was pleased to offer this sixth annual event to its tenants and employees in Massachusetts. Goodwill was on site to accept donations from park tenants and employees.

“For the past six years, Hobbs Brook Management’s participation in our recycling efforts has greatly contributed to our annual recycled e-waste goals. Each donation helps us raise the revenue needed to continue to offer educational and training opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment,” said Kevin Fisette, director of donated goods at Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island. “We are grateful for the continued support and generosity of Hobbs Brook’s tenants and employees.”

Hobbs Brook hosted the event with three goals in mind. The first was to offer a much-needed recycling opportunity for tenants within the park, many of whom packed their cars with everything from computers, to microwaves, to vacuum cleaners and more. The second goal was in accordance with Hobbs Brook’s GREEN initiative, which was formed to promote sustainability across all Hobbs Brook endeavors. The third goal underscores Hobbs Brook’s culture of supporting community-based programs and activities. Known throughout the greater Boston area as a philanthropic organization, Hobbs Brook continues to find new ways of supporting programs that in turn support community development, job creation, and the concept of ‘paying it forward’. Through these events, Hobbs Brook tenants have donated over 130,000 pounds of electronic waste over the past six years.

“We perpetually seek ways to promote sustainability and support our community, and participating in the electronic waste recycling event accomplishes both objectives. We pride ourselves on maintaining our partnership with Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island for six years, and look forward to continuing this relationship in the future,” said Thomas Dusel, president and chief operating officer of Hobbs Brook.

Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island’s goal is to recycle between 300,000 – 400,000 pounds of e-waste annually and create green jobs locally. Goodwill employees manage the collection and disassembly of the equipment, and the donated equipment that meets quality criteria is resold. Devices in need of repair are either refurbished or broken down into parts to be recycled. Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island uses this operation to support their mission of providing job training and education to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

About Hobbs Brook Management LLC
Because the most valuable thing they develop is a relationship, Hobbs Brook Management focuses its efforts on satisfying the individual needs of customers that lease within their parks. A service-oriented provider of Class A business solutions to companies large and small, Hobbs Brook builds sustainably, maintains an on-site facilities management staff, and develops or renovates projects for energy efficiency, LEED certification, and the preservation of the local environment. With portfolios in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia and Illinois, Hobbs Brook offers competitive amenities, on-site catering and dining facilities, fitness centers, and a full-service conference center available to tenants and the public. Hobbs Brook enjoys a steady occupancy rate in the 90th percentile, and holds firm to the belief that tenants should feel secure, well-balanced and prevalent at work. For leasing options or additional information, please visit www.hobbsbrook.com.

About Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island
Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island is a non-profit organization that provides education and job training to youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment, such as chronic unemployment, welfare dependency, low education and limited skills, to increase quality of life and work. For more information, please visit http://www.goodwillri.org.

Media Contact:
Danielle Cavallaro
Rhino Public Relations
978.815.9792
hbm@rhinopr.com



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