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Why GreenCitizen?

At GreenCitizen, we take transparency and accountability very seriously. We track all items we receive, ensuring they are either reused or broken down for their raw materials ethically within 150 miles of San Francisco. Nothing we collect get… Read More

Our Mission

GreenCitizen’s mission is to develop a sustainable metropolitan model that provides the most convenient and accountable ways for individuals and businesses to reuse and recycle electronics.

Electronics Recycling Business Pickup Service

When your businesses recycles with GreenCitizen, you are helping us open more recycling centers and divert even more e-waste from landfills. Our pickups are free and good for the environment, and we’ll even collect your items directly from your suite. So what are you waiting for?

Data Destruction Services

Discarded or donated computers, copiers, and media disks are a principle source of information for identity thieves. These items should not be viewed as trash but rather as archives of confidential data.

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GreenCitizen Receives “Best For The World Award 2013” for its Electronics Recycling Efforts

GreenCitizen’s efforts in tackling the electronic-waste crisis have been recognized with the Best for the World Award 2013. The award is presented to the top 10% of all B-Corporations. The B-Corp or “Benefit-Corp” certification is to sustainable businesses… Read More

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How to Recycle Christmas Tree Lights this Holiday Season

Updated November 2018 It’s that time of year again. That moment when you plug in your Christmas lights and they don’t light up with the cheer you were expecting. Or you might want to try something new this… Read More

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Hard Drive Destruction in San Jose

Identity theft tops the list of complaints filed with the FTC every year since 1999. Last year 18% of all complaints filed were related to identity theft. Where do these criminals get your personal information from? Well, one… Read More

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The E-Waste Crisis: 6 Ways You Can Help

  Updated December 2018 The U.S. throws away 9.4 million tons of electronic waste (e-waste) every year. Where does this go? It not only goes to our landfills, but to landfills around the world. Why is this bad?… Read More

Support the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA) of 2013

On July 23, 2013 H.R.279, the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2013, was referred to the following two House Committees: the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. For a full summary… Read More

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E-Waste: The Biggest Environmental Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of

The E-Waste Crisis In 2008, 60 Minutes ran a piece revealing what actually happens to our old electronics when we throw them away. In The Wasteland, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley follows the trail of electronic waste (e-waste) all the… Read More

Get Paid for your iPhone, and Help Protect the Environment!

How selling your old iPhone to GreenCitizen keeps other electronics out of landfills. Our latest blog post from GC staff writer Jake Hanft

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Paint Recycling and Why You Should Do It

What to Recycle Your Paint? Want to Get Some Free Paint? Do both at the same spot! Check out our latest blog post: