Our environmentally-sound, socially impactful and fiscally beneficial programs assist in the redistribution for reuse and recycling of millions of pounds of no longer needed assets (surplus). We track each item and all shipments throughout the disposition process and provide comprehensive reporting that accounts for 100% of your targeted surplus- all while redirecting your reusable surplus materials to millions worldwide.
Our end-of-life surplus management programs are designed to give you a turnkey solution that provides FINANCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL and PUBLIC RELATIONS benefits on EVERY project we are a part of……our “Quad Bottom-line Advantage”.
From Somerville, MA to Cambodia
We completed a project for the City of Somerville, MA and diverted tremendous volumes of materials, originally destined for local landfills, to needy citizens around the globe. Two city buildings – one the former Powder House School – were targeted to be emptied of all loose furnishings, fixtures and equipment by city representatives. We proposed a solution that would divert as much of the materials as possible through our network of nonprofit organizations to developing economies worldwide. More than a dozen overseas ocean containers were scheduled to be loaded by Wakefield Moving & Storage crews for the shipment of more than 3,100 items. These containers were directed by us to designated recipients in Cambodia, Honduras and Guatemala.
One of these shipped ocean containers was received by students and staff at the Don Bosco Kep School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
GRRO International paired our Surplus Redistribution Programs with our Commodity Recycling Programs for this project in Somerville, MA to collect and dispatch for responsible processing more than 152 tons of loose material otherwise destined for local landfills. Of this total, 68 tons were shipped for reuse and the remaining tonnage was redirected to local, GRROCertified recycling centers. Of the targeted waste at these two closed facilities, GRRO achieved a 100% diversion rate for the City of Somerville, MA. Much of this is now in use by folks desperate for more shipments of this kind.