Press release

Cook Group to Host Electronic Waste Recycling Event in Bloomington

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Cook Group will host its second Community Electronic Recycling Day, on
Saturday, April 27, in observation of Earth Month. This year, Cook is
partnering with Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington and RecycleForce,
to provide the community a free opportunity to recycle electronic waste
while supporting previously incarcerated men and women to break down
barriers and find meaningful employment.

“RecycleForce is an organization that helps formerly incarcerated
individuals rebuild their lives through workforce training, job
placement, and personal development,” said Nick Reich, vice president of
RecycleForce. “Recycling e-waste with us helps create safer communities,
stabilize families, and reduce relapse in criminal behavior.”

Indiana law requires the safe disposal of electronic waste. These
products contain hazardous elements that can cause damage to our natural
environment and public health. RecycleForce is an R2 Certified EPA
Responsible Recycler that has reclaimed the value of almost 70 million
pounds of toxic electronic waste and provided employment to over 950
returning citizens.

“We are pleased to offer this event to our community and continue our
collaboration with RecycleForce,” said Pete Yonkman, president of Cook
Group and Cook Medical. “After recycling over 250,000 pounds in 2018, we
have made some updates to the collection system that will allow for more
people and donations to come through the line. There will be a larger
group of volunteers to assist, a new location for a better flow of
traffic, and fast-lane for those donating a few small items.”

Who:   General public
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, 200 Daniels Way
Participants will enter at Curry Pike and Profile Parkway on the

Household electronics such as TVs, computers, refrigerators, flash
drives, and other appliances. View
a complete list of items that can be recycled.


For more information about the event, visit

About Cook Group

Cook Group is a family-owned company with headquarters in Bloomington,
Indiana. Our diverse business portfolio includes companies working in
life sciences, business services, resorts, property management, and
medical devices.

Founded in 1963, Cook Group companies today employ more than 12,000
people around the world. We are committed to improving lives by giving
back to our communities, supporting our employees and their families,
and serving our customers and their patients. Learn more at