Unboxed Recycling was born from the need of a disabled young adult (Ashton) to be employed, and his parent’s need for weekly cardboard removal. Services for both needs were extremely limited in their area. In March 2021, UnBoxed Recycling was created in Lebanon, TN after discovering many households and small businesses had the same need for cardboard box removal/recycling.
Unboxed Recycling’s direct team currently consists of Ashton, Ashley (mom), and JC (dad). The long-term goal is to hire other individuals who may be on the spectrum, have intellectual challenges, or other disabilities that make traditional employment a challenge.
Helping The Planet
In Unboxed Recycling’s first year, over 16 tons of cardboard have been saved from the landfills and properly recycled. Over 50 homeowners and over 20 small businesses have supported the recycling and employment efforts!
UnBoxed Recycling is proud to be a positive impact on the environment, and UnBoxing the potential of those with disabilities.