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Free e-Waste Recycling in San Diego

Posted on 13 October 2011 by Total Secure Shredding

Hey Folks,

I just wanted to let you know that your friends at Total Secure Shredding are now accepting e-Waste at no charge.

What is e-Waste?

E-Waste is all obsolete or outdated computers, televisions, cell phones, printers, PDAs, and multitudes of other electronic devices used throughout the day every day.

Why not just throw this stuff into the regular trash?

There are serious environmental concerns that result from the disposal of e-Waste. Here are just a few of the hazardous elements and compounds that are routinely found in everyday electronics:

  • Lead in cathode ray tubes and solder
  • Mercury in switches and housing
  • Arsenic trioxide as flame retardant
  • Polybrominated flame retardants in plastic casing, cables, and circuit boards
  • Selenium in circuit boards as power to supply rectifier
  • Cadmium in circuit boards and semiconductors
  • Chromium in steel as corrosion protection
  • Cobalt in steel for structural strength and magnetivity

Ok, I’m going to be perfectly honest with you…

I have no idea what all this means! (I do know that it doesn’t sound like something I’d want seeping into my water supply.)

But here’s the great news, I don’t have to know and neither do you.

You see, I’ve arranged for my buddy Ed Pletner (an electronic waste recycling guru) who runs AVR Recycling to come by my shop every once in a while to pick up all this e-Waste stuff. He then turns around and commoditizes what he can or will just make sure everything is properly recycled with the proper environmental compliance.

And what’s even better, he doesn’t charge me to do all this! (So how does Ed make money? I don’t know that either – I’m just the messenger here!) (He also picks up our shredded hard drives for recycling – that a bonus for your Head Shredding Guy!)

So in any event, I’m not going to charge you either!!

And , if you head on over to Ed’s website, you’ll also see that he is an Asset Management Expert which means he can put together a custom asset management strategy based on your company’s needs; From proper packing and disassemble to eventual asset retirement.

This even can include providing all the necessary logistical services to remove all your no longer needed equipment.

Ed also can use his “inside connections” to arrange to resell your old equipment for its maximum value – Talk about a WIN-WIN!

The reason I’m even getting involved in all this is because I’ve been shredding your hard drives over the last couple of years. During that process, I’ve managed to collect a little mountain of old computers I had no idea what to do with. Now I have a place to get rid of all these old computers.

But, I also noticed that there were quite a few folks who would show up for drop-off paper documents for shredding but also needed to get some old computers recycled. They typically would take these computers elsewhere for recycling.

Now they can drop them here. But there is one caveat

If you bring in a computer for FREE recycling and don’t want the hard drive shredded, that’s fine, but you will have to sign a liability waiver that Total Secure Shredding is NOT responsible for any data left on the electronics for recycling.

So, starting today, feel free to bring down your old electronics for FREE, environmentally friendly, recycling any time during normal drop-off shredding hours.

Those hours are:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Here’s the address:

3584 Hancock St.
San Diego, CA 92110

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call.

Until next time… Keep Totally Secure!

Your friend,

Mike
Head Shredding Guy
(619) 295-5474

P.S. Did you get a load of all those toxic thingys listed above… Who knew?

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