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    Lightbulb Facility As Recycling Drop Off

    I love the idea of storage facilities as recycling drop off points. (Of course, that's easy for me to say because I'm the recycler, not the facility manager/owner who has to deal with it.) But I still love the idea!

    Here's why. Every city I've lived in offers curbside recycling, but few apartment complexes participate. As a renter and an avid recycler, that makes it really tough. I often have to spend quite a bit of time on a Saturday loading up my car and driving to drop off recycling somewhere -- and depending on the driving distance, it makes me question whether or not I helped or hurt my carbon footprint.

    Anyway, if the nearest self-storage facility offered a recycling drop off, that would certainly increase visibility and image. People like me would even pay a minor fee -- $10-20 a month -- just to have permission to drop off there if it were close.

    The facility wouldn't necessarily have to accept cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminum to be useful. Even if the facility accepted batteries, printer cartridges, cell phones and other things that shouldn't be thrown in the garbage, that would be a huge help. In fact, that's exactly what this facility has started doing at its 13 locations.

    So, how many of you out there use your facilities or allow them to be used as part of a recycling campaign? Anyone considered it or is considering it?
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    I think that is an excellent idea/I'm all for recycling, etc. and the city I live in doesn't have it in 100% of the city for home service. This might be a good idea.

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    The problem is finding someone to take it off our hands.

    We had a company picking up E-Waste -- was working great for us for about a year. Now they are so unreliable I don't want to take the stuff in and get stuck with it.

    I wish I had someone to work with that would take all the things you mentioned John.
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    Autodoc - You should attend our education session on Tuesday at the ISS Expo, Going Green:Creating an Onsite Recycling Center with Barry Keyes from Coastal Recycling Centers. He's going to talk about different types of recycling, including e-waste and how to set up a recycling center at your facility. Click here to learn more about this session!
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    Alex -- I had planned to attend this session (and still do) but Berry contacted me last night and we are now in the process of setting it up.

    I have very high hopes that everything will work out this time - unlike the last collector - what a joke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autodoc View Post
    Alex -- I had planned to attend this session (and still do) but Berry contacted me last night and we are now in the process of setting it up.

    I have very high hopes that everything will work out this time - unlike the last collector - what a joke!
    Best of luck! I hope it all works out.
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    I have been using Coastal Recycling Centers (Now Green Spot Drop Off) since November of last year. We are just about to get our first pick up, because we have had a great response, not only from customers, but others in the community.

    We are very happy with them, and I recommend them if you have 2 10 x 10's or a 10 x 20 to spare!
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    Same here - I think having a recycling center would be great for storage facilities!

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