WE HAVE A SAYING IN OUR COMPANY, “RENTING IS RECYCLING”. ON OUR SANDBAR CALLED THE OUTER BANKS WE TRULY UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING CARE OF OUR PLANET AND CELEBRATING IT NOT JUST ON EARTH DAY BUT ALL YEAR LONG.
Below are a couple of ways we celebrate ‘going green’ with our community, customers and crew.
Trash Attack (Kill Devil Hills)
- Our company has participated for many years in a community-wide clean up day that happens annually in Kill Devil Hills. Our store is a drop off location for trash that is collected in that zone for this event. Our General Manager has played a strong role in partnering with the town to make Trash Attack! the popular neighborhood event it is today.
- Our company is a strong supporter of OBX Forever. This non-profit partners with our OBX National Parks to help and protect these precious treasures. These include Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and The Wright Brothers National Memorial. Support includes public engagement, programming and project support.
Going Green In House-There are several ways our stores help make a difference in keeping our planet clean
- We recycle all of our carboard from shipping boxes of new equipment
- Our can recycling program is used throughout the company
- Metal from old rental gas grills is recycled
- We purchase large reusable jugs of water from a distributor to hydrate staff and cut down one-time use plastic bottles. We also encourage staff to have reusable water bottles.
- Raw materials from old rental gear is recycled
Annual Yard Sale-Our annual yard sale is an event where used rental gear is sold at discounted pricing to be recycled and reused by locals, out of town home owners and vacationers. The gear is still usable but just doesn’t meet our quality standards to stay in the rental fleet/inventory.
Paperless Reservations-Our Reservations Department, led by our manager Kerri has taken on a green initiative for all rental orders to be paperless cutting down on paper use.
Bookkeeping Shred Days-Our bookkeeping led by Theresa makes a conscious, diligent effort to periodically shred and recycle documents to cut down on paper usage.
At the end of the day living on the Outer Banks and watching the fragile ecosystem in action gives us a deep appreciation for our planet. We have strived over 40+ years and will continue to work hard to create an environment that is beautiful, healthy and thriving for generations of locals and vacationers to come.