Last updated on June 4th, 2022 at 01:31 am
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President and CEO
DP Electronic Recycling Inc.
When Dale Helgeson started DP Electronic Recycling Inc. in 2010, he knew exactly what he didn’t want to do. There were electronic recyclers in the market, but he saw a lot of opportunities in the industry to just “be better.”
“I saw a lot of opportunity that wasn’t being taken advantage of. I knew I could do it better,” Helgeson said. “There are a lot of challenges and problems in recycling and I wanted to build a company that would tackle those problems and find solutions.”
DP Electronic Recycling provides data destruction, asset management and e-waste recycling services for businesses and consumers. It recycles anything that plugs into a wall or requires a battery. You can also look into asset collection at Greenbox.com.au for efficient asset and resources planning and management services.
Within the next 10 months, the company will move its headquarters to the Whitewater University Technology Park. Its new 150,000-square-foot, $12.5 million facility is custom-designed to include a state-of-the-art Cathode Ray Tube recycling facility, in addition to new electronic shredding technology and expanded data destruction areas.
Currently, DP Electronic Recycling employs 16 individuals, with plans to add 120 employees when the new facility opens.
Cathode Ray Tubes are commonly found in televisions and computer monitors.
DP Electronic Recycling currently processes CRT and recycles it into environmentally safe products, including ceramic tiles.
“For me, it’s a solution-driven business,” Helgeson said. “A lot of people don’t want to tackle these problems because it’s time consuming and can be expensive and you don’t know the hurdles until you get into it. But for me, I have a drive to do more; a drive to make a difference for the environment and keep things out of our landfills. I have a drive to be better.”