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Amazing Spaces Self Storage Centers Partner in an e-Waste Recycling Program

by Holly Robinson October 11, 2013 4:05 PM
Cell phones. Computers. Monitors. Tablets. iPads. TVs. These are wonderful inventions used in businesses and personal use all over the world. When they break or become outdated, people need to discard them but can’t just throw them in the garbage. It isn’t safe for the environment.

In an effort to assist the residents of Houston, Mayor Annise Parker announced a partnership between the City of Houston, Amazing Spaces Self Storage, CompuCycle, and GREENspot DROPoff. This partnership will provide residents with a free and comprehensive electronics waste program that will effectively handle discarded electronic items. [More]

San Diego Self Storage to Participate in Earth Day Activities

by Winnie Hsiu April 19, 2013 3:38 PM
Parents teach their children that if they take care of their toys the toys will last longer. Car owners know that if they regularly change the oil in their car and perform regular maintenance, the car will last longer. The same philosophy applies to the earth. Take care of Mother Earth and all of the natural resources that people use and enjoy will last longer.

San Diego Self Storage supports the philosophy of taking care of the earth. They are partnering with Recycle San Diego to host an e-waste recycling campaign to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day this year is on Monday April 22. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants Your Old Electronics

by John Stevens February 27, 2013 8:33 PM
Technology is great. Lost? Check MapQuest on your cellphone for directions to wherever you need to go. Travel a lot? Do you like to watch movies on your IPad to help pass the time? What about your laptop? Do you still have an old desk top monitor or have you upgraded to a new flat screen? [More]

Easy Self Storage in Sherman, Texas, Is a Drop Off Center for e-Waste

by Tony Gonzalez September 17, 2012 8:15 PM
Take a look around you home. How many old computers do you have? Keyboards and mice? How about old CRT monitors? Do you still have an external zip drive hanging around collecting dust? Have your children outgrown their Nintendo game and is it sitting idly by stuffed in the back of a closet in your family room?

Experts estimate that electronic waste makes up over 70% of the nation’s toxic waste. And with new electronics coming out every year, that amount will only increase. What is a person to do with all of the old technology that they no longer use or need? Drop it off at an e-waste recycling drop off center, that’s what. [More]

Another Self Storage Company Getting in on a Good Green Thing

by John Stevens January 10, 2012 6:52 PM
The word ‘green’ has become a major buzz word around the self storage industry over the last few years. Companies are doing whatever they can to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet by installing solar panels, using fluorescent light bulbs, and a variety of other things. Some are starting to take the idea of going green a step further. [More]

SD Storage of San Diego Offers E-Waste Collection

by Holly Robinson October 26, 2010 6:52 AM
SD Storage of San Diego announced today that it is joining a host of other California self storage companies in offering e-waste collection to its tenants. SD Storage will offer e-waste collection at six locations: Escondido, National City, North San Marcos, Pacific Beach, South San Marcos, and Vista. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Target E-waste in New Recycling Programs

by John Stevens August 24, 2010 7:13 AM
Self storage facilities interested in “greening” their properties have begun to offer e-waste recycling, in addition to ordinary recycling of paper products, glass, and aluminum cans. E-waste refers to electronic waste. It can include computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, printers, laptop computers, fax machines, copiers, VCRS and DVD players, stereos, or any other electronic device. [More]

What Can You Do With That Old Kaypro?

by Tony Gonzalez July 9, 2010 10:38 PM
If you have an old Kaypro, hang onto it -- it’s part of computer history. Pack it carefully and put it into your self storage unit. But if you have computer or electronic equipment to get rid of that is not quite so old, you may want to take it to your local self storage facility for a different reason -- to recycle it. Many self storage facilities are beginning to offer e-waste recycling -- recycling of electronic waste. Items that can be dropped off at e-waste collection centers include computers (both laptop and desktop), monitors, cell phones, printers, camcorders, CD/DVD/cassette players, fax machines, photocopiers, radios, stereos, landline telephones, VCRs, televisions, batteries and power packs, etc. [More]

Self-Storage Companies Offer E-Waste Recycling

by Tony Gonzalez January 12, 2010 1:03 PM
Several self-storage companies around the country are beginning to offer electronic-waste, or e-waste, recycling centers on site for the convenience of their patrons. The most recent company to do so is A-American Self Storage, a privately-held self-storage company. A-American has more than 100 locations in five states, but it is going to start the e-waste recycling program with drop off sites at its eight Nevada locations, which are all in the Reno area. A-American is offering the e-waste recycling service in conjunction with Greenworks Environmental LLC. Greenworks is a green designer, builder, and land planning firm.

The public can drop end-of-life electronics off at the self-storage sites, where staff members will inventory them and handle them carefully. Most electronics and electronic components can be recycled there. For example, the e-waste recycling centers will accept computers, televisions, cell phones, cables, etc. Hard drives, however, are destroyed rather than recycled, for customer security reasons. A-American does not want to be responsible if a recycled hard drive falls into the wrong hands and provides someone unscrupulous with information that he or she should not have. There is no charge to drop off e-waste. All eight facilities are open seven days a week, and all recycling is done in an environmentally responsible way, so that no hazardous substances, such as mercury or lead, are leached into the ground or the groundwater. [More]
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