Posted by Andie on April 13, 2010
Did you know that April is officially "Earth Month"? Have you gone green yet? RC Willey has. We're trying to incorporate new ideas all the time to become a little friendlier to our mother earth. Here's what we're doing so far........
1. We Recycle Your Old Appliances
When you purchase a new appliance from RC Willey, our delivery truck drivers will haul out your old appliance free of charge. Instead of taking it to the dump, we take your used appliances to our Inter-Mountain Distribution Center. There, the freon (gas in fridges), copper, and scrap metal are all recycled. We pick up about 117 old appliances to recycle a day! That's about 700 a week, and 2,800 a month!
2. We Use Energy-Friendly Light Bulbs
In our warehouses and corporate offices, we've switched out all of our florescent lights and replaced them with more efficient alternative bulbs.
3. We Recycle
With the 5,500 pieces of new inventory that are delivered to our main warehouse every day, we end up getting a lot of garbage (boxes, packaging materials, etc). RC Willey has big balers that recycle plastic, styrofoam, and cardboard. If trash doesn't fit into one of these three recycle bins, it's taken to the dump. A few years ago before we started using the recycling bins, we had to make 4 trips to the dump per day. Now, thanks to the fact that we've gone green, only 2 trips are made to the dump per week!
4. We Have Motion Sensor Lights in our Warehouses
We have motion sensor lights in all of the aisles at our IDC Warehouse. Each aisle consists of three sections. If there is 10 minutes of inactivity in a section, the lights switch off. This cuts down on energy usage a whole lot.
5. We Select our Papers Carefully
RC Willey ads are printed on lighter basis weight papers produced using less fiber, fewer chemicals and less energy in the manufacturing process. We also have a recycling paper program at our corporate offices. 17 trees are saved with every ton of paper shredded or recycled! That adds up!
6. We are The Energy-Star Appliances Expert
RC Willey will help you "go green" when buying your home appliances. Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, designed to help us all save money and to protect the environment by using energy efficient products. RC Willey provides the largest selection of Energy Star Products around. Check out our Energy Star washers and dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, and gas water heaters!
What are you doing to go green??