EMMC Employees Think Green

11/11/2010

(Bangor, ME) – EMMC is, once again, asking employees to care for our communities by keeping recyclable trash out of the landfills. The medical center is holding its Fall Universal Waste Recycling Day, tomorrow Friday, November 12, 2010 from 10 am – 2 pm, in the Wing parking lot, across from the State Street campus.

“EMMC employees can drop off their old televisions, computers, monitors, VCR’s, and DVD players to be recycled for free,” explains Ray Johnson, environmental health and safety officer. “Microwave ovens and light bulbs will not be accepted.”

This past April, EMMC employees recycled more than nine tons of universal waste, and Johnson is hopeful even more will be recycled tomorrow.

Universal waste recycling days are just one of the many ways EMMC is being environmentally conscience. Earlier this month, EMMC earned an Energy Star Combined Heat and Power award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. EMMC is one of just four institutions in the United States to be recognized by the EPA for energy innovations that have reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Eastern Maine Medical Center, as a member of EMHS, delivers exceptional care, inspiring confidence among our patients and respect from our peers. At EMMC, we provide exceptional care - for our patients, families, communities, and one another.