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Not only do we recycle items we have received from our various clients, we also offer a drop off site to the public for your recyclable materials. If you have any items that you would like to have properly disposed of, feel free to contact us and we can schedule an appointment to have your items dropped off at our warehouse.
Some of the items we recycle are:
Any type of broken electronics
Computer Equipment and Accessories
Paints & Solvents-Scrap Metals
Clothing-Guitar Strings-Cigarette Butts & Waste
If you have items that are not listed above, feel free to contact us. With our extensive business resources, we can find a home or recycling center for virtually any items!
-The average American throws away 4 pounds of trash per day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.
-The average American uses 650 lbs. of paper per year.
-Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year, enough to fill Busch Stadium from top to bottom twice a day. Next time you’re at a sporting event or tailgate, host a trash-free tailgate using only recyclable materials Sign up for Trash-Free Tailgate.
-One ton of paper from recycled pulp saves 17 trees, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 7000 gallons of water, 4200 kWh (enough to heat a home for half a year), 390 gallons of oil, and prevents 60 pounds of air pollutants.
-Producing recycled white paper creates 74 percent less air pollution, 35 percent less water pollution, and 75 percent less processed energy than producing paper from virgin fibers.
-Recycling one ton of cardboard saves over nine cubic yards of landfill space.
-Number of landfills in operation in 1978: 14,000; in 1988: 7,924; in 2001: 1,858; in 2006: 1,754.
-Recycling one ton of newspaper saves 15 trees.
-Every ton of newspaper recycled saves 4100 kWh or enough energy to power a TV for 31 hours.
-Recycling a soda can saves 96 percent of the energy used to make a can from ore and produces 95 percent less air pollution and 97 percent less water pollution.
-One gallon of oil, when reprocessed, can generate enough energy to meet the electricity needs of a home for half a day
-The plastic used in one toner cartridge contains about a half quart of oil.
-The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.
-We generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. If we composted that food, it would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas as taking 2 million cars off the road.
-Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod. Recycling 100 cans could light your bedroom for two whole weeks.
-The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) estimates that the 36 billion aluminum cans landfilled last year had a scrap value of more than $600 million.
-Americans throw away about 28 billion bottles and jars every year.
-Over 87% of Americans have access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs.
-In 2009, Americans threw away almost 9 million tons of glass. That could fill enough tractor trailers to stretch from NYC to LA (and back!).
-In 2010, paper recycling had increased over 89% since 1990.
-A glass container can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as few as 30 days.