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Data Destruction Services

April 7, 2014

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

January 15, 2014

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

January 7, 2014

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

December 4, 2013

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

August 21, 2013

  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

June 27, 2013

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!

February 19, 2013

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

October 17, 2012

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

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How to Recycle Batteries?

October 10, 2012

Do you wonder where you can recycle your household batteries in the Bay Area? GreenCitizen has the answers!

Current US Electronic Waste Laws

March 18, 2011

Federal Governments Takes First Steps to Develop a National Strategy for Electronic Waste Until recently the EPA, and Federal Government has barely monitored or acknowledge the disposal for ‘end of life electronics.’ On November 8th the Council of… Read More

Jim Puckett’s Fresh Air Interview 12/21/2010

January 5, 2011

Jim Puckett, the executive director of the Basal Action Network was recently interview on NPR’s Fresh Air. In summary…. In the past 10 years, the demand for new electronics has increased significantly, and the old electronics continue to… Read More

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How Are CRT Monitors Recycled?

November 20, 2010

Updated January 2019 Got any old CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors you want to get rid of? In recent years, we’ve started to replace cathode ray tubes with LCD displays, leaving consumers with unwanted monitors taking up space…. Read More

What are SB20 Units and Why Are They Free?

November 19, 2010

Many household devices contain hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium, lithium and barium. These elements can cause a wide range of health problems including, but not limited to: brain damage, birth defects, liver, kidney and skeletal damage. In… Read More

Five Ways to Green Your PC

November 15, 2010

Five Ways to Green Your Computer Set your computer to hibernate When your computer is not in use set it to hibernate mode, this saves more energy then stand by, screen savers or shutting down your computer completely…. Read More