Two ENRE Undergrads featured in the news for their new recycling business!
URI students launch recycling company Saving local auto companies hundreds of dollars Updated: Friday, 27 Apr 2012, 6:47 PM EDT Published : Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012, 11:31 AM EDT By Matt Smith NARRAGANSETT, RI (WPRI) – Two URI undergraduate students have launched a recycling company that is saving local auto companies hundreds of dollars in recycling costs each month. Dylan Gregory of South Kingstown and Cory Harrigan of Narragansett invested their own money to purchase 12 dumpsters of various sizes and contracted with several vendors that pay the students in return for the recyclables they collect. The company is called Scrap Specialists Recycling and is based out of South Pier Road in Narragansett. In the fall of 2011, the two students partnered with a local auto body shop with three locations. By testing out the waters, they dropped off a dumpster at each location, collecting paper, boxes, plastics, auto parts and scrap metal. The students then removed and sorted the material, bail them, and then sell the recyclable materials. “Recycling is something that needs to be done, and people shouldn’t be charged for it,” Gregory said. The auto body company is saving $200 to $400 a month by allowing the students and their company to keep their dumpsters there and empty them themselves. Scrap Specialists Recycling now has a half dozen customers and everything they earn is invested back into the business to purchase more dumpsters. For more, check out the following link: http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/south_county/uri-students-launch-recycling-company?ref=scroller&categoryId=20000&status=true