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GreenCitizen® Expands Electronics Recycling Services With On-Site Business Pick-Up

PALO ALTO, California – July 5, 2005 – GreenCitizen®, Inc., an innovator in the responsible recovery, recycling and accountability of end-of-life electronics, today announced the initiation of business pick-up services for Palo Alto and surrounding communities. Businesses within a 20-mile radius of GreenCitizen’s drop-off center in Palo Alto can now schedule on-site pick-up for end-of-life electronics equipment accepted by the company. Available Monday through Friday, these business pick-up services are an extension of GreenCitizen’s customer drop-off center and are available to small, medium and large businesses.

“Companies today are increasingly aware of their responsibilities towards maintaining the environment,” said James Kao, President, CEO and Founder of GreenCitizen. “They need to be assured that their end-of-life electronics will be disposed of properly. At GreenCitizen, we track each major item we accept to ensure its safe disposal. We are pleased to extend our services to offer businesses of all sizes a convenient, safe and responsible way to dispose of their unwanted electronics.”

With the new business pick-up services, a professional, uniformed GreenCitizen team will manage the safe removal and inventory of obsolete electronics from business offices and facilities.

The basic recycling fee for business pick-up service is $0.50 per pound for items accepted by GreenCitizen. Television and computer monitors as well as laptops covered under the California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 (SB 20/SB 50) will be recycled free of charge. To qualify, television and computer monitors and laptops must have been purchased and/or used in the State of California.

Business pick-up services are charged both on an hourly basis for pick-up and handling, and on a per-weight basis for recycling, shipping and transportation. The minimum standard pick-up charge is $100 per order, which covers up to one man-hour of on-site handling. Additional on-site handling and moving charges are $65.00 per man-hour or fraction thereof. Shipping and transportation fees are $0.10 per pound of total weight.

Businesses can also benefit from GreenCitizen’s additional hard disk erasure and destruction services. To protect confidential information, hard disks are first erased using a three-pass system that meets US Department of Defense disk sanitation standards (DoD 5220.22-M) and complies with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Erased disks are then sent to a certified hard disk destructor where the hard disk is completely shredded. GreenCitizen also offers cell phone erasure services.

A complete list of items accepted can be found on GreenCitizen’s website at For more information or to schedule a business pick-up, call 650.493.8700 x701 or email

GreenCitizen has been designated by the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) and Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) as an Approved Collector of electronic waste pursuant to the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003. GreenCitizen is a signatory of the Basel Action Network (BAN) Electronics Recycler’s Pledge of True Stewardship, the world’s most rigorous environmental and social justice criteria for recycling e-waste.

About GreenCitizen
GreenCitizen’s mission is to be the global leader in the recovery, accountability and science for the recycling of end-of-life electronics. GreenCitizen helps 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

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