Service with a smile is exactly what Gena Hyatt at Royal Cup Coffee received when she hired RecyclABILITY to shred some of the company’s documents.

“The guys were so pleasant, respectful and excited about their job,” says Hyatt.

RecyclABILITY is part of the employment services program at The Arc of Jefferson County.  People with intellectual disabilities are employed to run the truck, which destructs documents on site for businesses and even homeowners.

Hyatt with Royal Cup first interacted with The Arc during a tour she took for United Way of one of The Arc’s campuses.  Shortly after she got a call about the possibility of hiring RecyclABILITY.

“My experience could not have been better.  From the beginning, setting up the appointment was so easy to the crew coming out and doing the hard job of carrying the boxes outside to the truck, visiting with the workers while we waited for the truck to pack the paper down…it was all wonderful and easy, breezy!” says Hyatt.

After documents are destroyed with RecyclABILITY, the remnants are recycled.  Customers can even ask for a certificate to show that those items were taken care of through the program.

Using RecyclABILITY also helps bring awareness to the benefits of integrating the workforce with people who have intellectual disabilities.  Hyatt says hiring RecyclABILITY has changed her perspective.

“I know there must be hundreds of local companies that employ disabled individuals,” says Hyatt.  “Since my encounter with The Arc and its RecyclABILITY program, I keep my eyes and ears open for any of these companies and the opportunity to work with them.”

To set up an appointment with RecyclABILITY or for more information, contact Letessia Penick at 205.423.6234.