"I have gladly received your feedback about Frances and the other staff members involved with our Community Access program this year. The StRUT program you manage is a great asset as a component of the vocational program we can offer to our students. We are happy to have the opportunity to be a part of your program with our group. Our students are truly developing the kinds of skills you details as part of learning the job of recycling technology donations. Additionally, we have been quite pleased to note significant growth in the traits associated with being a productive worker. Your compliments of the students, along with pictures of them at their stations, help verify what Frances and other staff tell us about the great job they are doing at your facility.
Thank you for taking the time to share your observations and your support of the students and staff members that participate in your program. I appreciate the way you have provided this valuable vocational opportunity. This kind of support helps our students learn how to grow and our staff feel successful working with you at StRUT."
Special Education Teacher
Lyle High School
"Please accept our gratitude and appreciation for the StRUT program and those who expertly manage the daily operations. In our district I can emphatically say that StRUT machines are having a direct and significant impact on students. We know that our StRUT machines are directly responsible for the highest ever student achievement scores. We are so very grateful for the StRUT program and your gracious help to our district. You are heroes in an era when we need educational champions."
Duane Yecha Ed. D
Superintendent, Winston-Dillard SD
"I conducted a first, formal site visit/inspection of the Columbia Gorge Education Service District’s StRUT Facility on behalf of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
My inspection determined that the StRUT Program, from our environmental/regulatory perspective, is being very well operated. Materials are stored out of the weather, dismantling/disassembly of computers takes place exclusively indoors, access control is in place – including a new security system, storage duration of all materials is 180 days or less, there is no process water or storm water discharge from the site, there is no potential air pollution from the site, material disposition is being documented, Northwest recyclers have been screened and sites visited prior to sales being directed to them, and worker safety and personnel/volunteer training is being addressed. A very impressive operation”
DEQ Solid Waste Program
Eastern Region – The Dalles
We have been donating all of our non-useable electronic items to StRUT for nearly 14 years, first as LSI Logic Corp. and then when our computer chip manufacturing site was purchased in 2006 by ON Semiconductor. We greatly appreciate the unique opportunity to contribute to the students’ training in the responsible handling of electronics repair and recycling for the greater good of them as individuals, their schools, our Oregon communities at large, and our precious land, air, and water resources.
We have enjoyed a flawless working relationship with you and everyone in your StRUT organization. From arranging pick-ups several times a year to loading the pallets to reimbursing StRUT for monitor recycling at the lowest rate available, it has made for a very simple and gratifying process. Everyone is a delight to deal with, and we look forward to many, many more years of contributing to the accomplishment of this critical environmental objective with StRUT.
ON Semiconductor, Inc.
I have been involved as a coach in the StRUT Robotics program. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children involved, as it provides them with a positive impression of technology and gives them real world experience in planning and problem solving. It is also very exciting for all participants. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to participate in such a worthwhile program.