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GreenCitizen® and Palo Alto Hardware Team Up to Clean Up

Convenient In-Store Recycling for Small Electronics

PALO ALTO, California – March 10, 2006 – GreenCitizen, Inc., an innovator in the responsible recovery, recycling and accountability of end-of-life electronics and Palo Alto Hardware, Palo Alto’s premier community hardware store, are joining forces to help save the environment from harmful electronic waste. Starting on March 18, Palo Alto Hardware will feature an on-site GreenCitizen Recycling Kiosk located in its store at 875 Alma St., where customers can conveniently recycle small items–such as used batteries, printer cartridges, unwanted cell phones and CDs–free of charge. The new service gives shoppers an easy way to dispose of small recyclables safely in compliance with the State of California recyling requirements.

Customers are invited to join Palo Alto Hardware and GreenCitizen on Saturday, March 18 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm for the unveiling of the recycling kiosk. Drawings will be held throughout the day for gift card prizes.

The GreenCitizen Recycling Kiosk at Palo Alto Hardware is the first of several planned recycling kiosks on the Peninsula. GreenCitizen is looking to provide recycling kiosks to other retail sites and convenient community venues such as public libraries and community centers. Larry and Eric Hassett, co-owners of Palo Alto Hardware, also plan to install a GreenCitizen Recycling Kiosk at their Ocean Shore Hardware store in Half Moon Bay.

“Palo Alto Hardware has built its reputation on outstanding service to our customers and our community, and being a good community citizen means doing our part to help save the environment,” said Eric Hassett, co-owner of Palo Alto Hardware. “We are impressed with GreenCitizen’s dedicated approach to making sure end-of-life electronics won’t end up in landfills where they can pollute the environment. For all of us at Palo Alto Hardware, this is more than a mission – it’s the right way to do things!”

“Palo Alto Hardware is taking a leadership role in combining customer service and respect for the environment,” said James Kao, President and CEO of GreenCitizen. “The in-store GreenCitizen kiosk brings convenient recycling right to the customer as an extension of the comprehensive electronics recycling services we offer for larger items at the GreenCitizen center. We hope more companies will join us in our crusade to keep harmful toxins out of the environment!”

Palo Alto Hardware is Located 875 Alma St. on the Corner of Alma and Channing in downtown Palo Alto. The store is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 8:00 pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information, call 650.327.7222.

GreenCitizen’s Palo Alto Center is located at 3180 Park Blvd. (behind Fry’s Electronics) and is open seven days a week. The center accepts a wide range of electronics for recycling. Fees are charged for larger items, however many smaller items are accepted free of charge. A complete list of items accepted for recycling and prices can be found at For more information, call 650.493.8700.

About GreenCitizen
GreenCitizen’s mission is to stop and reverse the global environmental damage from improper disposal of end-of-life electronics by helping individuals and organizations recycle electronics responsibly. We provide convenient, affordable and responsible solutions that make it easy for everyone to do their part to help save the environment from harmful electronic waste. For more information, visit

About Palo Alto Hardware
Family-owned for three generations, Palo Alto Hardware was established in 1993 as an independent ACE® Hardware affiliate. Dedicated service to the customer and community are hallmarks of the store’s reputation. As a Santa Clara County certified Green Business, Palo Alto Hardware strives to eliminate unnecessary packaging, offers many recycled products, minimizes energy and water use and actively educates customers about less polluting product choices and less toxic pest control alternatives. For more information, visit

Press contacts:

Pam Miracle
Tel: 650.493.8700 x703

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