NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--1-800-Recycling.com, an interactive online tool dedicated to enhancing and democratizing the consumer recycling experience, has received a recommendation and high praise from Jennifer Jolly, writer of USA Today’s “Tech Now” column.
In the column and accompanying video, viewable on USAToday's website, Jolly, in honor of Earth Day, asked and answered the question about how to get money and/or “good karma” in exchange for your old, unused or unwanted gadgets.
The column proceeded to list a number of recommended sites and resources, including 1-800-Recycling.com. Jolly noted, “1-800-Recycling may look like a phone number, but this web-based tool is a perfect resource for finding recycling services in your area. You can filter your results for electronics, view all results on an interactive map, and look up directions.”
“Thanks very much to Jennifer Jolly and USA Today for including us in this important list of recommended recycling resources,” said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, and parent company of 1-800-Recycling.com. “As more and more electronic waste – the fastest growing waste stream on the planet today – continues to accumulate, it’s everyone’s collective duty to dispose of the unwanted items responsibly. It helps tremendously when high profile media such as the great and informative ‘Tech Now’ column directs its audiences to tools to help make that happen.”
1-800-Recycling.com provides its visitors everywhere in the United States with an innovative system for finding recycling locations nearest to them (every zip code in the country is covered) for whatever it is they wish to recycle.
Consumers can also opt to call 1-800-Recycling via telephone for a 24/7 phone line resource or download the interactive app (1800recycling.com/mobile/) available via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app, the newly enhanced site and phone service each can direct users to responsible recyclers of electronics, tires, oil, paint, glass, plastic, household hazardous waste, wood, mattresses, carpet, junk – basically everything that can be recycled.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the world’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste, is R2 and e-Stewards certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations serving every zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.