Balcones Resources and Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Band Together to Make Recycling Even More Accessible in Central Texas

A five year contract between Balcones Resouces and Goodwill Industries of Central Texas will provide job opportunities and help the Austin's zero waste goals.

Austin, TX, March 23, 2012 --( Goodwill Industries of Central Texas has joined forces with Balcones Resources. The partnership allows both companies to explore new business opportunities while making recycling more accessible to Central Texas.

Balcones Resources will assist Goodwill Industries in their paper, plastic and glass recycling efforts. This means the non-profit will become a licensee of Balcones’ SingleCycle® program and will be qualified to help smaller businesses that cannot hold a standard size Balcones dumpster to recycle.

The contract, signed February 1, 2012, extends over five years and is expected to offer alternative job opportunities to fulfill the mission services of Goodwill.

“We have so much respect for this organization and its staff,” said Christine Banks, Vice President of Environmental Services from Goodwill Industries. “Their culture and organizational goals align really well with what we are doing here at Goodwill.”

Kerry Getter, CEO of Balcones Resources is thrilled to partner with Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, an organization that is both environmentally responsible and innovative.

“Our partnership is a unique opportunity for Goodwill and Balcones to expand our recycling services, create jobs, and help Austin towards its Zero Waste goals.”

This initiative will help fulfill many of the requirements of Austin's recycling ordinance and will be especially helpful for smaller businesses throughout Central Texas.

About Goodwill Industries of Central Texas:
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the mission of generating lifelong connections to work. Revenue generated through the sale of donated goods is used to fund job training and employment programs for Central Texans. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, go to

About Balcones Resources:
Balcones Resources is the largest independent recycler and provider of comprehensive environmental services in the Southwest. With locations in Austin, Dallas and Little Rock, the firm offers a wide range of customized environmental services, ranging from recycling expertise and SingleCycle™ recycling programs to waste removal options, document destruction, equipment sales and leasing, and non-traditional recycled products. For more information about Balcones Resources, go to
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