The amount of obsolete electronics piling up in our offices and homes is staggering. We are very excited to extend our very popular green recycling services from Silicon Valley and San Francisco to Burlingame with the opening of our third center in the San Francisco Bay area.
Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2008 - GreenCitizen, Inc., a green recycling company for end-of-
life computers and electronics, today announced its expansion from Silicon Valley and San Francisco to Burlingame with the grand opening of its third educational and drop-off center in the San Francisco Bay area on December 22, 2008.
The GreenCitizen Burlingame Center, located at 801 Mahler Road, Suite I, one block north of the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, is a convenient location where individuals and businesses from Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties can properly recycle end-of-life electronics and learn about the importance of safety and accountability in electronics recycling. The Center is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM, and Sunday from 11AM to 5PM. Free parking and carts are available to make it easy for GreenCitizen customers to bring in their electronics for recycling.
"The amount of obsolete electronics piling up in our offices and homes is staggering. We are very excited to extend our very popular green recycling services from Silicon Valley and San Francisco to Burlingame with the opening of our third center in the San Francisco Bay area." said James Kao, GreenCitizen's Founder and CEO. "When electronics are not recycled properly, this e-waste may end up in landfills here or in developing countries, where it can cause serious environmental pollution. In order for responsible recycling to take off, it must be more convenient for consumers and businesses. In order for recycling to be truly responsible, there must be full accountability to make sure that everything gets recycled safely."
GreenCitizen offers a variety of convenient customer services, including seven day a week drop-off recycling at its San Francisco, Burlingame, and, Silicon Valley Centers, business pick-up service, and data security services such as hard disk destruction and cell phone erasure. Items accepted include computers, monitors, printers, televisions, cell phones, printer cartridges, batteries, CD's, and more. More information on items accepted and fees is at http://www.greencitizen.com
To ensure safe disposal, equipment recycled through GreenCitizen will be sent only to de-manufacturers and processors who recycle it according to industry best practices, who are signatories of the Basel Action Network Electronic Recycler's Pledge of True Stewardship, and who share GreenCitizen's commitment to environmentally responsible recycling.
GreenCitizen's unique asset tracking system provides accountability for the safe handling and recycling of toxic materials found in electronic equipment. Every major item received at a GreenCitizen center is tracked down to its model number, serial number, and date of manufacture and catalogued by a unique GreenCitizen Barcode. This allows each item to be tracked through each stage of the recycling process from transportation and sorting the final de-manufacturing process. The data gathered can serve as an "environmental scorecard" to help government agencies, corporations, OEMs, retailers and environmental groups measure recycling efforts in quantitative terms.
GreenCitizen also offers a program to encourage and reward recyclers through memberships and gift cards, as well as sponsorship opportunities for companies and local businesses to support responsible recycling.
GreenCitizen provides convenient, accountable, and safe solutions that make it easy for individuals and business to recycle electronics responsibly- helping to save the environment from harmful electronic waste. GreenCitizen's educational centers in San Francisco, Burlingame, and Los Altos educated people about the issues of electronic waste and the importance of responsible recycling through onsite tours, lectures, community programs, educational events and their informative website. For more information, visit http://www.greencitizen.com or call 650.493.8700 x701.