RecycleForce, the progressive recycling business that offers workforce training to previously incarcerated persons, is moving from the Sherman Park facility to the Circle City Complex at 1125 Brookside Ave. The Circle City Industrial Complex was an ideal location as it allows RecycleForce to continue to operate near a large number of its program participants. Additionally, the building space offers the same type infrastructure the company needs to operate efficiently.
“I’m very excited for us be a part in the continued revitalization of the Near Eastside,” said RecycleForce President Gregg Keesling. “There are several transformative efforts underway along the 10th Street Corridor and we hope that the men and women who come to RecycleForce can play a role in the continuous improvement and economic development of the community.”
The new building now boasts a drive-through recycling window that allows residents to pull into the facility where RecycleForce staff will unpack recyclables from the vehicle. Then residents can exit through an opposite door without the need to even back up!
“We’re delighted for RecycleForce to bring green jobs to the East 10th Street community and we look forward to them being an engaged community partner for years to come,” said Tammi Hughes, executive director of the East 10th Street Civic Association. “The organization provides a valuable service to individuals seeking a second chance in life. We also hope local residents and businesses will take advantage of the recycling services that RecycleForce provides.”
In addition to moving, RecycleForce has also received ISO:9001:2008 certification, which signifies the business’ devotion to comprehensive standards of quality, safety, and customer service. Most recipients of this certification are for-profit businesses with much more permanent staffs—making RecycleForce’s certification an even more significant achievement. It follows in the wake of an announcement in September of RecycleForce’s R2 Standard.
To commemorate all these achievements plus show off their new building, RecycleForce will be holding an open house on Friday Nov. 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the new facility. The event is free and will include snacks and tours of the new facility. So if you’re in the neighborhood make sure to stop by check out the new place!