Organizational Profile: Echo-Works (a division of Black Hills Works)
Echo-Works collects electronics and electrical devices (most any item with a cord or battery) from government, commercial and residential customers. Each collected electronics item is evaluated for reuse or recycling and is processed using methods that eliminate waste to landfills.
Your DATA SECURITY is our first priority! Our services include pick-up or customer drop-off, on-site and off-site hard drive destruction, asset tag removal/reporting and certificates of destruction. Residential customers can arrange for a fee-based pick-up service or can drop off electronics at 1350 Concourse Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703 in the Elk Vale Business district.
Echo-Works coordinates 10- 15 community collection events each year and can plan collection events for community groups, non-profits and large commercial customers in Rapid City or anywhere in the Northern Hills Area.
We have recently begun the process of becoming R2/RIOS certified and are overseen by the CyclePoint Network management.
Drop Off Location: 1350 Concourse Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703
Mission, Vision, and Values
Black Hills Works Vision: A community where all people are good neighbors, valued friends, productive workers, respected leaders, and caring volunteers.
Black Hills Works Values:
- Be My Best
- Be Respectful of Others
- Be Supportive
- Be Accountable
Black Hills Works Mission: Creating a community where everyone participates to achieve a life of full potential.
Black Hills Works was formed in 1958 by parents and friends of children with cognitive disabilities. From humble beginnings providing special education training to eight children in the home of one of the instructors, Black Hills Works has grown to serving more than 600 adults. Services include evaluation and assessment, health-care management, social and recreational activities, supported living, employment, and much more. In 1996, Black Hills Works created BH Services to oversee the federal contracts it has in Rapid City, South Dakota and in Omaha, Nebraska.
Other Services Offered to Individuals with Disabilities
The people who receive services at Black Hills Works have many residential options available to them, each offering a different environment and level of support. Training is provided in all aspects of daily life, including meals, finances, health, transportation, recreation and relationships. The goal is to prepare individuals for the future by teaching towards independence and ensuring overall well being. At the same time, efforts are made to help people maintain and expand the connections they have with others and to have an active role in ther community as a neighbor, friend, or volunteer.
People supported by Black Hills Works have the opportunity to build skills across a variety of vocations, including food services, manufacturing sites, mailing support, custodial services, grocery stores, hospital stocking, retail support, groundskeeping, and tourism industry. Vocational Specialists assist those seeking employment by evaluating abilities, assessing aptitude, and teaching job specific skills. They contact prospective employers and assist with job applications and interviews. They analyze jobs to determine what reasonable accommodations are needed to perform the essential functions of the job.
Therefore, when you hire a person supported by Black Hills Works, they come with a team of staff to help ensure their success and yours.
- Food services
- Manufacturing Sites
- Mailing Support
- Custodial Services
- Grocery Stores
- Hospital Stocking
- Retail Support
- Tourism Industry
Rapid City, SD 57703