A well known Brattleboro business has changed hands this week. The Putney Road Redemption Center has been sold by its founder and long-time owner Chris Parro to Sogni d’Oro LLC, a business run by partners from Norwich, VT. The transaction was managed by Philip Steckler of Country Business Inc, a New England Business Brokerage Firm.
“We are excited to be involved in this business” said Rob Adams, one of the three Sogni d’Oro partners. “Over almost three decades, Chris has built a business that not only plays a critical role encouraging recycling, but has provided employment for a generation of community members, while also raising funds for a wide range of charities and civic organizations like the Lion’s Club, the American Legion, the VFW, local schools, Project Feed the Thousands, Pure Water for the World and more”. Customers can designate these type of organizations to support rather than receiving cash for redeeming their containers.
Putney Road Redemption Center, at 36 Noah’s Lane just off Putney Rd., has been serving Brattleboro for over 26 years. Parro takes great pride in the business he developed. “We’ve worked hard to provide friendly, efficient service to our customers, and I’m grateful for their loyalty over all these years”. The business is built on Vermont’s Bottle Bill, which mandates that carbonated beverage containers such as sodas and beer carry a 5-cent deposit as well as a means to redeem this deposit to encourage recycling and maintain our roadsides from unwanted trash. The Putney Road site is designated as a Vermont Redemption Center and redeems all containers with a Vermont designated deposit. This is a significant convenience to consumers. The Center also picks up containers from larger accounts.
“This business raised thousands of dollars last year for local organizations, while also providing significant income to many members of the community,” said Bill Miles, another partner in the business. I’ve already had my son down for a day of sorting and he really loved the experience. You can feel the impact we’re making.” The redemption center is complemented by a growing UHaul rental offering that third partner John Langhus adds “is a business we’re committed to grow quickly to serve the Brattleboro community with a convenient source of packing materials and vehicles for a wide range of moving needs.”
Hours for the Redemption Shop remain unchanged under the new ownership. Monday through Friday 9:00-5:30 and Saturdays from 9:00-1:30. They are actively hiring for positions, and are an equal opportunity employer, eager to hear from interested applicants.