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Montgomery Bank & Trust partnership in recycling program benefits Brewton-Parker
|Thanks to a partnership with Montgomery Bank & Trust in an ink cartridge recycling program, Brewton-Parker College has been able to purchase over $1,000 in needed printers at no cost to the school. Shown with the purchased printers are BPC Chief Information Officer Karl Hay, MB&T Assistant Vice President Brandon Braddy, MB&T employee and program liaison Brenda Braddy, BPC Post Office Coordinator Rosalie Selph and BPC Assistant Campus Store Manager Michelle Selph. (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Used inkjet printer cartridges, which would otherwise be tossed in the trash, have been turned into treasure for Brewton-Parker College thanks to a partnership with Montgomery Bank & Trust and the use of an online recycling program.
The college has been able to purchase over $1,000 in essential office equipment at no cost to the school since the beginning of the recycling program last year.
“This program is a win-win for the college and the environment,” said Karl Hay, BPC Chief Information Officer. “Recycling used inkjet cartridges prevent disposing of cartridges that can contain chemicals potentially harmful to the environment – plus it benefits the college by earning points that can be redeemed for much needed and often expensive equipment, like printers.”
Hay and BPC Post Office Coordinator Rosalie Selph acknowledge and thank Montgomery Bank & Trust for their participation in the project. Selph said that the program’s success would not have been possible without the local bank’s participation – and the large number of donated used ink jet cartridges it contributes each month.
Montgomery Bank & Trust assistant vice president, Brandon Braddy, is proud to support the program and its continued success. Bank employee Brenda Braddy leads the recycling program at the bank and coordinates the donations with Selph.
“The directors, officers and staff of Montgomery Bank & Trust are thankful for the educational and economic opportunities Brewton-Parker College offers to Montgomery County and the surrounding area,” said Brandon Braddy. “Our participation with the ink cartridge recycling program is a small way we can show our thanks to the faculty, staff and students of Brewton-Parker College for their lasting contributions.”
The college’s campus store and post office staff spearhead the recycling program and request students, faculty and staff recycle their inkjet cartridges and their old cell phones through the campus program. The college purchased an HP Office Jet Pro 1320 printer (valued between $300 and $500) last year, and was able to purchase three more Hewlett-Packard printers last month: another HP Office Jet Pro 1320, a HP Office Jet Pro K550 (valued at $150) and a HP Laser Jet 2420 (valued between $650 and $900).
To learn more about the recycling program and how to support the college’s efforts, contact Selph at 912-583-3170.