Recycling

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

Over the years, Environmental Logistics has developed a number of innovative and economic recycling alternatives. This allows our customers to choose the best option for their specific needs. Our recycling services include:

Technology and innovation have been increasing at an astounding rate over the last several decades, creating a surplus of obsolete electronic devices. California passed the Electronic Waste Recycling Act (SB 50) in 2004 in an effort to remove these wastes from landfills and recycle what they could.  Let Environmental Logistics assist you in disposing of your E-waste, and we’ll handle everything from old servers and computers, to CRTs, printers, televisions, phone systems, appliances and all the wires and cables that accumulate over time.  We work with CalRecycle to make sure all materials are handled within the program requirements.  We’ll help keep you in compliance, and remove the headache of handling these wastes, allowing you to concentrate on what matters most to your business.

Batteries of all sizes are considered Universal Waste by the federal government, with laws and guidelines in place for the proper management of this waste stream.  Environmental Logistics takes an environmentally-sound approach to battery recycling that helps your organization reduce liability and administrative costs. ELI will work with you and your team to assess and thoroughly understand the recycling requirements based on the types and quantities of batteries at your site.  We’ll help establish a collection and recycling program to recycle your batteries and maintain compliance.  Our training personnel can educate your staff on safe packaging and disposal, providing guidelines to ensure that battery shipments are delivered safely.

Along with battery recycling, Environmental Logistics manages a variety of other universal waste streams for our customers, including bulbs and lamps, mercury containing devices, and some pesticides.  Of these waste streams, bulbs and lamps represent the greatest volume of waste generated by our customers. We can set up a recycling program for your firm, set up scheduled pickups and make the management of this waste simple and trouble free.

Environmental Logistics has partnered with local cities to create programs that benefit the municipalities and help residents do their part to keep their city clean and beautiful. Curbside recycling keeps recyclable materials out of landfills. Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. It’s good for the earth and good for you!

Our belief is that we did not inherit the planet from our parents, but are merely borrowing it from our children. We are proud of our commitment to the environment. Purifying the environment begins with a conscious effort to find new uses for those products classified as “liquid and solid wastes”. We work diligently with our clients and laboratories to develop innovative methods for recycling and reusing discarded waste materials. In addition, we are proud of our complete reuse and remediation capabilities. Some examples of remediation waste recycling include water treatment options, qualified soil used as alternative daily cover at landfills, pulling out metal and other recyclable debris from demolition operations, and recycling oil from scrap machinery and pipelines.  We are unique among our peers in our ability to recycle a large portion of our waste, saving our customers money and long term liability.

Tire recycling or rubber recycling is the process of recycling vehicles’ tires that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage (such as punctures). These tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and their durability. It is estimated that 259 million tires are discarded annually (for years in the 1980s and 1990s). The same characteristics that make waste tires problematic, their cheap availability, bulk, and resilience, also make them attractive targets for recycling. Nonetheless more than half of used tires are simply burned for their fuel value. Approximately, one tire is discarded per person per year. We can assist in establishing a recycling program at your business, provide roll off containers for storage and transport, and train your staff on procedures for an effective tire recycling program.

Environmental Logistics constructed a state of the art oil water separator to help our customers maximize their ability to recycle problematic waste mixtures.  We are all reminded of the value of oil and water every time we fuel our vehicles or pay our water bill.  When mixed together they become an unwanted waste stream but separate them, and they can be re-refined, cleaned, filtered and turned back into two valuable resources.  Each drum of waste we process eliminates a drum of customer waste at a landfill and reduces their long term liability for that waste. The concept of recycling every available resource from waste is the core value at Environmental Logistics.  Our customers share this value and are reaping the savings from the wise management of their oil/water mixtures with our assistance.

One of the best features of motor oil is that never wears out. Recycling your used motor oil requires far less effort than pumping and refining crude oil.   Cleaning and recycling used motor oil can benefit you financially too, with reimbursements for your good quality oil when you take it to a certified recycling center.  Environmental Logistics is a leader in the collection of used motor oil and a partner with CalRecycle in the State’s program to keep oil from being illegally dumped.   When Environmental Logistics collects your used oil for recycling, you are protecting the environment, conserving a valuable resource, and getting paid for it. That’s a winning combination!

Once upon a time it was legal to throw your oil and fuel filters into the municipal trash and anyone observing the practice could see this was a bad idea.  In the late 1980’s and long before it became law, the Owner of Environmental Logistics devised a way to collect those filters from his customers safely, and recycle the components and reduce a large volume of potentially harmful wastes being dumped into local landfills.  Recognizing the benefits, the state seized on a good idea and made it the law of the land. Our customers realized the benefits of responsibly recycling their filters well before the law was passed.  Let us help you get started with an oil and fuel filter recycling program today.