Empower Up processed 16,815 donated items dropped from 2,846 WA residents. An additional 4,958 items were collected during the 30 events or off-site pick-ups during the course of the year. The number of donors increased 163% over 2009, and the amount of equipment donated increased by 212%.
Empower Up had the help of 577 volunteers that put in 10,468 hours of service to help us accomplish our mission this past year. Volunteer sign-ups increased 663% over 2009 and total volunteer hours increased by 364%.
Our volunteers helped us to get 6,612 items back into reuse, including 83 free computer systems donated to families in need or to local non-profit organizations. Reuse showed an increase of 238% over 2009.
Empower Up diverted 343,034 lbs of electronic waste from the land fill. Our recycling operation salvaged 228,833 lbs, recovering the gold, ferrous & non-ferrous metals, plastic and glass, an increase of 427% over 2009.
Hurray for us!