E-waste, short for electronic waste, includes items such as televisions, computers, monitors, laptops, computer peripherals, printers and telephones. Batteries, light bulbs, and hazardous items are not accepted. For a complete list of acceptable items, visit http://www.gsdo.org.
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, prohibiting recyclers from shipping material to be processed by third world labor and maintaining a zero landfill policy for hazardous material.
Local BAN certified recycler, Ecovanta, has taken on the task of recycling these items and ensuring that measures are taken to securely remove all data from memory storing devices. More info on Ecovanta can be found here. (http://www.covanta.com/
Proper recycling yields material that can be reused in new products. However, when e-waste is disposed of improperly, the elements cause it to break down over time. This can result in heavy metals like lead leaching into the ground water and represents a very serious risk to human health.
"We are delighted that Hogan Self Storage has taken this issue very seriously and is the first to provide this service free of charge to their community. Please show your support by writing a review on Yelp, or spreading the word.”
- Dan Jaeggi, General Manager of GREENspot DROPoff, Inc.
“Our partnership with GREENspot DROPoff signals Hogan Self Storage’s continued commitment to protect the environment. Closed cell, high density foam insulation reduces our facility’s carbon footprint and 100% of our electricity is derived from solar panels on our roof. We invite everyone in the community to our free recycling program to safely dispose of all e-waste beginning Earth Day – April 22nd 2014”
- Dan Hogan, CEO and Founder, Hogan Self Storage
Hogan Self Storage is located at 1577 Reed Rd. Pennington, NJ 08534. The general public is invited to drop off e-waste from 9:30am – 5:30pm Monday through Friday and 9am – 1pm on Saturday. Details at 609-737-8300.
To locate other GREENspot locations, please visit http://www.greenspotdropoff.org and input your zip code or full street address.
For more information on Hogan Self Storage, please visit http://www.hoganstorage.com