Thursday, March 20, 2008

US Postal Service Introduces Recycling Program

Secure Destruction Business Magazine reports the United States Postal Service has launched a pilot program that allows customers to recycle small electronics and ink cartridges by mailing them at no cost.

Through the Postal Service’s "Mail Back" program customers can obtain free envelopes, located in all 1,500 post offices. They can mail back cartridges, PDAs, Blackberries, digital cameras, iPods and MP3 players – without having to pay for postage.

Postage is paid for by Clover Technologies Group, an electronics recycling company. In addition, Clover states that it has a does not send any of the collected material to landfills.

Clover bested 19 other companies to win the bid according to the article which appeared on-line.

The pilot is set for 10 areas across the country, including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego, but could become a national program this fall if the pilot program proves successful.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM