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Hooker Furniture Recycling Program Aims to Reduce Landfill Waste by 250 Tons



Hooker's environmental team members Robert McDonald and Debbie Lawless with recycling bins at the Martinsville Customer Support Center

Martinsville, VA.:ÂAs part of a corporate commitment to preserve the earth's resources and help the local community, Hooker Furniture has launched a comprehensive recycling program for its five facilities here in the Martinsville area.

By recycling office paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and magazines/furniture-catalog./brochures, the company estimates it will reduce the solid waste it sends to the local landfill by more than 250 tons per year.

Company employees have set up recycling collection containers in a number of locations throughout the administrative office. For instance, blue trash bins have been placed at every copier/printer to recycle copier paper, envelopes and colored paper. In the mailroom, a recycling bin has been placed to collect unwanted newspapers, magazines and publications. Collection bins have also been placed in both Central Distribution Center buildings, the Cloverleaf warehouse and the 58 East Customer Support Center. Small cardboard boxes will be sent to the 58 East Customer Support Center to be used for parts shipments, and large cardboard boxes will be broken down and recycled.

Environmental team member Jed Vanhoozer recycles cardboard in Martinsville.

"One of the ways we hope to help our communities and achieve our goal of continuous improvement in environmental practices is by reducing the solid waste we send to landfills," said Scott Prillaman, who leads the environmental stewardship efforts at the five Hooker locations. Other team members who are coordinating the recycling program include: David Davis (co-leader), Debbie Lawless, Robert McDonald, Erica Wingo, Frances Rigney, James Hairston, Billy Lankford, Jed Vanhoozer and Marcia Miles.