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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 When they break or become outdated, people need to discard them but can’t just throw them in the garbage.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]

Self Storage News Roundup for September

by Holly Robinson September 9, 2013 8:33 PM
From zoning issues to electronic waste to the opening of new self storage facilities, there is a lot going on in the self storage industry. [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]

For a GREENspot Look No Further than the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu June 23, 2012 7:31 AM
There are certain things that tend to get the interest of the public at large, regardless of the type of business you are in. Do something illegal and everyone will be talking about you—but not buying anything from you. Give something away and you’ll have plenty of people paying attention (depending on the perceived value of the prize). [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]

California Self Storage Companies Creating a Double Whammy of Good

by Winnie Hsiu June 1, 2011 7:24 PM
There are many worthy causes that could use a helping hand to accomplish their given task. While there are many places that do try to give back to society by helping out with these causes, they can only be expected to do so much. That is why when a company, or group of companies, comes up with a way to help two causes with one stoke, their efforts deserve to be recognized. [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]