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We Recycle!

Did you know that…

In 2013, Rutter’s recycled 81,730 pounds of fryer grease and more than 645 tons of cardboard and other materials company-wide.

In the first 10 months of its opening, Rutter’s #29, located at 714 W. Main St. in Mechanicsburg, recycled more than 400 pounds of fryer grease and 17 tons of cardboard and other material.

We were honored to receive the 2014 Commercial Recycling Award given by the Mechanicsburg, PA Borough Council.

L to R: Rutter's Store Personnel/Opearations Supervisor, Chuck Moyer and Store Manager Tammy Moore accept the Mechnicsburg Borough Commercial Recylcing Award from Councilman Patrick Dennis.
L to R: Rutter’s Store Personnel/Operations Supervisor, Chuck Moyer and Store Manager Tammy Moore accept the Mechanicsburg Borough Commercial Recycling Award from Councilman Patrick Dennis.

Keeping it Green

Did you know…

We design our store sites using meadow grass and wildflowers instead of traditional landscaping. These plants are heartier than those used in typical landscape design. They use less water, which means that they’ll grace the entrances to our stores and greet our customers looking beautiful and healthy using little more than rainfall.

Speaking of rainfall, the deep roots of these plants help to control soil erosion and protect valuable topsoil.

They also require far less maintenance than other plants used in standard landscape design. Less maintenance means less fuel used in the upkeep of the planted areas.

Check out this example of our eco-friendly landscape design at store #46 in East Berlin.

Wildflowers, field grasses and low maintenance shrubs give a green, eco-friendly welcome to Rutter's customers in East Berlin, PA
Wildflowers, field grasses and low maintenance shrubs give a green, eco-friendly welcome to Rutter’s customers in East Berlin, PA

Every Day is Earth Day!

Earth Day 2015 is April 22nd. This month, we’ll highlight some of the ways we are doing our part to preserve our Earth’s precious resources and reduce our carbon footprint.

For example, did you know that all of our new stores are built with a white reflective roof, or “cool” roof?

What’s a cool roof, you ask? It’s a white roof with high solar reflectance, which is the ability to reflect the rays of the sun. The roof reflects the solar rays, which reduces heat transfer into the building. This reduces the demand for air conditioning in the summer months which, in turn, reduces the amount of energy we need to keep our stores cool and inviting for our customers during the hot summer months.