PRLog - Oct. 4, 2012 - BURBANK, Calif. -- Austin, TX -- GREENspot DROPoff, Inc. expands its popular, free and convenient e-waste collection program in Austin at Morningstar of West Fifth. This is an addition to the 300 other GREENspot DROPoff locations throughout California and Texas. Beginning October 3, 2012, residents living within close proximity to Morningstar of West Fifth will now have a convenient and viable option for recycling their electronic waste.
"We hope we can provide Americans the best e-waste recycling options, both for their pocket books and busy schedules. "- Dan Jaeggi, General Manager of GREENspot DROPoff, Inc.
According to the EPA, e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in America and accounts for about 70% of our hazardous waste. To combat the growing problem, GREENspot DROPoff, Inc. has partnered with BAN (Basel Action Network) compliant recyclers. BAN regulations are by far the strictest in the industry, requiring recyclers to process all e-waste material domestically and maintain a zero landfill policy.
The GREENspot program is open to the general public and collects items such as:
· Computer monitors
· LCD Screens
· PC boards
· Computer mice
· Fax machines
· DVD players
· Cables and Cord Components
· Hard drives
· Tape and zip drives
· Loose PCBAs (printed circuit board assemblies)
· Most miscellaneous e-waste
GREENspot, with the commitment of companies like Morningstar of West Fifth, are helping to divert these materials from reaching landfills.
"Having the latest and greatest and being environmentally responsible aren’t mutually exclusive. But it really comes down to choice—you have to choose to recycle, the same way you have to choose to buy something. At the end of the day, we’re all responsible for the choices we make."
- Mike Wachtel, President of GREENspot DROPoff, Inc.
To locate the newest facilities, GREENspot DROPoff has a simple to use website. Simply go to www.greenspotdropoff.org and type in your zip code. That will direct you to your closest GREENspot.