Pella Corp., in partnership with Vermeer Manufacturing and the City of Pella, earned a Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Award in the Waste Management category for its annual electronic recycling event held in Pella, Iowa, each Earth Day.

Pella was one of 20 Iowa organizations and businesses to receive an award, which recognizes comprehensive environmental programs as well as special project awards in water quality, air quality, waste management, habitat restoration and development, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and environmental education.

Since 2005, Pella has sponsored annual community electronic recycling, or eCycling, events to encourage team members and local residents to safely recycle obsolete electronics. The annual April event honors Earth Day, and has expanded to include five communities in Iowa and Illinois where Pella® Windows and Doors are manufactured.

Since the first eCycling event in 2005, more than 310,296 pounds (or 155.2 tons) of electronics have been diverted from landfills and safely recycled.

“Pella Corporation is proud to be recognized as an environmental leader by Gov. Branstad and we’re proud of our long-time history of recycling obsolete electronics as well as by-products from our manufacturing process,” says Don Argo, Pella Corporation’s recycling champion.

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