San Diego Moving Company is Getting E-waste Off the Streets

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San Diego Van and Storage is an ecollective drop-off location for ECS Refining that has recycled about 11,000 lbs in one year.

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This service allows us to help the environment because recycling e-waste uses a fraction of the energy needed to mine new metals.

Three e-waste drop-off locations in San Diego County are offices of San Diego Van & Storage, located in San Marcos, El Cajon and San Diego. Moving trucks have kept busy with transports of electronic waste to ECS Refining, which is one of the largest, most reputable recycling and end-of-life service companies in the nation. Utilizing one of the drop-off locations is just one way a person can recycle their electronics.

E-waste recycling is also a value-added service for anyone completing an office or residential move with the San Diego movers. This free service works to improve upon the percentage of e-waste recycled each year. Currently, less than 15 percent of disposed e-waste is recycled. Since the movers in San Diego began this program a year ago, about 11,000 lbs of e-waste have been recycled thus far.

"This service allows us to help the environment because recycling e-waste uses a fraction of the energy needed to mine new metals," said Steve Debolt, vice president of San Diego Van & Storage. "We also help our customers during the decluttering process by removing all of the electronics they no longer need."

It has been reported that 68 percent of consumers stockpile used or unwanted computer equipment in their homes. The types of electronics the San Diego movers accept include, but are not limited to the following:

  •     Computers
  •     TVs
  •     Office Electronics
  •     Fax Machines
  •     Copiers
  •     Printers
  •     Laptops
  •     Keyboards
  •     Microwave Ovens
  •     DVD Players
  •     Gaming Consoles
  •     Mobile Phones
  •     And Much More

Before the recycling process is begun at ECS Refining, all electronics are wiped clean of memory to protect the customer's privacy.

About San Diego Van & Storage
Established as a local delivery company in 1943, San Diego Van & Storage has grown to include residential, commercial and specialized moving services. A host of storage solutions are also available for commercial and household goods. With multiple locations throughout San Diego County, the San Diego movers are always conveniently located.

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