Community Recycling Names New Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships

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Lance Charen to Head Sales Team, Lead Growth and Expansion of Company’s Clothing Recycling Programs

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As a clothing recycling company focused on reuse and connectivity, I am confident that Lance will provide the desired vision to guide Community Recycling during this time of innovation and rapid business growth.

Community Recycling, headquartered in Fairless Hills, PA, has named Lance Charen VP of Business Development and Partnerships, effective immediately. In this role, Lance will be responsible for leadership of the national sales team and forging strategic collaborations for the company. He will be based in Fairless Hill and report directly to company president, Ira Baseman.

“Lance will undoubtedly be a strong asset for Community Recycling, as he brings formidable experience on the leading edge of the recycling and environmental services for over twenty years,” said Ira Baseman. “As a clothing recycling company focused on reuse and connectivity, I am confident that Lance will provide the desired vision to guide Community Recycling during this time of innovation and rapid business growth.”

Currently, Community Recycling, a for-profit clothing recycler, diverts between one to two million pounds of clothing, shoes and related household materials each week. Recyclers come from all walks of life and from all 50 states. Community Recycling offers a portfolio of recycling programs and sustainable solutions including CR Home, CR Kids, CR Campus, CR Bins and ShoeBox Recycling. Every program has connectivity built in to its DNA as Community Recycling looks to make the world a little smaller, a little friendlier, and a little greener through the simple act clothing recycling.

Lance joins Community Recycling after numerous years at FCC Environmental in Wilmington, DE where he managed and helped shape the firm’s used oil recycling and industrial services business in the North East. Throughout his career, Lance has been an early adopter to single stream commercial recycling programs, through technology applications to the document destruction and solid waste industries. His work resulted in him being named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in 1996.

Lance holds a BS in Economics from Syracuse University. A Wilmington, DE resident, he also devotes as much time as he can to his alumni activities, his three children and community.

About Community Recycling
Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit clothing recycler with a focus on REUSE. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with more than 98% of the goods collected destined for REUSE here and around the world. Engaging people in the communities where they live is essential to making the recycling process as convenient as possible. Community Recycling is effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing, shoes and other secondhand things from landfills, generating new revenue streams for municipalities, townships, boroughs, commercial retail locations, schools, charities, thrifts; and fueling local economies by creating jobs both here and in emerging countries. Community Recycling offers a portfolio of innovative recycling programs including CR Home, CR Kids, CR Campus, CR Bins and ShoeBox Recycling. Visit us at http://www.communityrecycling.biz for more information and please join us as one of our People Recycling for People.

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