Maryland Recycler Donates 36K Masks to Healthcare Workers

Sun Recycling received the unopened boxes of masks at its recycling facility a few months ago.

Waste360 Staff, Staff

March 26, 2020

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Maryland Recycler Donates 36K Masks to Healthcare Workers

Beltsville, Md.-based Sun Recycling is donating 36,000 N95 respirator masks to healthcare workers in the Washington, D.C., area who are working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis.

The company received the unopened boxes of masks a few months ago and decided to hold on to them in case there was a use. That use just happened to come sooner than later, as the coronavirus made its way into the Washington, D.C., area.

NBC4 Washington has more information:

When a recycling company in Beltsville, Maryland, received hundreds of unopened boxes a few months ago, some of the business' operators didn't think much of it.

"We bring in quite a bit of material here everyday," Sun Recycling partner Andrew Springer said. "Wood, concrete, drywall."

Springer and fellow partner Brian Shipp were going to recycle the boxes along with whatever was inside — but Gary Shipp, their third partner and Brian's father, wanted to hold onto them.

Read the full story here.

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