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GreenTeam of San Jose 1333 Oakland Road
San Jose,, CA 95112
Phone: 408.282.4400
Fax: 408.283.8509
GreenTeam of San Jose local San Francisco Bay Area recycling company providing innovative collection and processing services to the City of San José. We specialize in implementing comprehensive recycling and garbage collection programs that go a step beyond most curbside services. Our approach to recycling is to divert as much and as many different types of material as economically as we can, and to put them to the "highest and best use" in the recycling marketplace. We service approximately 46,000 single-family home in western and central San José, and all of the City's multi-family residents (apartments, most townhomes, etc.). We also provide service to City facilities such as the San José International Airport, the Convention Center and many City parks.
Battery Solutions
Contact: info
7266 Kensington Road
Brighton, MI 48116
Phone: 800-852-8127
Phone: 248-446-3001
According to their website, Battery Solutions takes all types of Dry Cell batteries ( Alkaline, Zinc Carbon, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Cadmium, Lithium Ion, Lithium, Mercury, Silver, and sealed Lead Acid). They provide cycle kit for $24; this includes packaging and postage for up to 12 lbs. of batteries. Businesses can be provided with a 55 gallon drum to recycle batteries. Please see their website for details. They accept batteries from the US and Canada.
This website shows you where to send old cell phones to be recycled and given to soldiers in the military.
Diversified Wood Recycling
Contact: info
P.O. Box 1016
8716 N. Greene Ln.
Spokane, WA 99021
Phone: (509)467-2823
Diversified Wood Recycling was established for the purpose of providing the community, and outlying areas, with an alternative way of disposing of their wood and yard waste material. Recycling wood and yard waste is an alternative to burning or dumping into landfills. Diversified Wood Recycling contributes to the sustainability of our natural resources. • Our goal is to recycle all yard/wood waste material brought to our facility.
Earthworks Recycling, Inc.
Contact: Jim Schrock
1904 E Broadway
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: (509) 534-1638
For over 26 years, we have worked hard to be your one-stop drop-off point for lots of recyclables. We recycle just about anything including: Aluminum Cans, Appliances, Cardboard, Catalytic Converters, Computer Monitors, TVs, Electronics, Inkjet and Toner Cartridges, Newspaper, Office Paper, Pallets & Scrap Metals. We also sell metal wire, barrels and buckets. All current prices are listed on our website. Ask about our convenient pick-up service!
Green is Universal
As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, more and more consumers are looking to replace their outdated equipment with new, energy-efficient products. However, with technology constituting an estimated 87.5 percent of landfill toxic waste, it is vital for consumers to understand the importance of recycling technology in an environmentally responsible manner. To make electronic recycling easier, Green is Universal has partnered with WNBC and GreeNYC to present Green Screens, an electronic recycling event. For those who can't bring their electronics during these dates or live outside of New York City, call Electronic Recyclers at 1-800-RECYCLING to schedule a pick-up in your area.
RecycleBank 149 Fifth Ave. – 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 1-888-727-2978
In most communities, it easier to discard packaging in the garbage then it is to recycle it; an example of society promoting a linear lifecycle of a product. Our goal at RecycleBank? is to create incentives for households to recycle by giving them a large portion of the value derived from their giving birth to a cyclical product lifecycle. Learn a ton about recycling on our website.
State of WA Department of Ecology
Contact: info
WA Phone: 1-800-RECYCLE
In the state of Washington, recycling of computers, monitors and TVs is provided free of charge to households, small businesses, school districts, small governments and charities at authorized collection sites. According to the WA state recycling hot line, they are hoping to begin taking keyboards and printers soon. In the meantime, Staples has informed us that they take keyboards and mice for free. They charge $10 to take printers. They have a rewards program where you can drop off up to three ink cartridges per day and get a $3 credit per cartridge towards your purchase of items at Staples!
Verizon has an active and effective recycling program in place. Read on for some statistics >>> " .. waste reduction and recycling program that focuses on minimizing waste, utilizing quality products made with recycled material, and recycling marketable materials." Verizon recycles cell phones and batteries. " ... Defective equipment is repaired and reused. ... collects used cellular phones to resell, refurbish or recycle under its HopeLine® program. ... more than 4.5 million cell phones have been recycled or refurbished and more than 200 tons of electronics waste and batteries have been kept out of landfills. ... customers can drop their used rechargeable batteries at any of our retail locations nationwide. Between the HopeLine® and Charge Up to Recycle programs, Verizon Wireless recycled 35 tons of batteries in 2007."