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RECYCLING SERVICES

Custom Recycling Services:

  • Old Corrugated Cardboard recycling
  • Paper recycling
  • Recycle clear plastic films
  • Equipment for Lease or Sale
  • Industrial recycling services
  • Consulting: waste audit & planning
  • Food & Organic Wastes recycling and landfill diversion
  • Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Zero-Landfill and ISO compliance services

Green Planet 21 provides custom recycling solutions to meet the unique needs of your business. Our innovative recycling practices work for both your finances and our shared environment.

We will find solutions for the widest possible range of your materials, reduce your trash disposal and hauling costs and your carbon footprint. Green Planet 21 offers custom handling systems for companies generating large amounts of discarded material.

CARDBOARD AND PAPER

What Makes Us Different:

At Green Planet 21, we strive to recycle every possible grade of paper and cardboard. Every ton of material  landfilled unnecessarily is financially painful and environmentally ugly.

Unique in the industry, Green Planet 21 has market connections to recycle many grades of cardboard and paper. Our group has extensive background experience in the paper mill industry alongside a deep knowledge of how paper is made and remade. We work with our mill partners effectively to reclaim and reprocess fiber. Whenever possible, we avoid the costs and eyesores associated with landfilling. For example, we have kept coffee filters, silicon release paper, cardboard cores, and various chemically-treated paper boards such as wet strength or poly-coat out of the dumps.

Customized Services:

When your business is generating a large amount of recyclables, Green Planet 21 will create a custom recycling program for the paper and cardboard.

We will assess the tonnage being produced at your facility and we will create a recycling solution specific to your collection needs. This may include the installation of on-site material handling systems.

Please give us a call to learn more about how we can help your company to reduce your disposal costs, and reduce environmental impact.

Competitive Pricing:

Green Planet 21 uses a competitive pricing model and will give you the best price possible for handling the recyclables generated at your facility. Because we are a full-service provider of various recyclable commodities, Green Planet 21 can lower your company’s freight costs. For example, when we move mixed loads from your facility to ours.

Our plants in Oakland and Tacoma are adjacent to large U.S. ports. So, we can avoid freeway driving as we deliver recyclables for shipment oversees. Our trucks can carry 17,000 more pounds per truckload than most of our competitors. This efficiency reduces our own freight costs and enables us to pass on those savings to our customers.

Baled cardboard and paper have a higher value than the loose paper that needs to be processed. We offer balers, compactors and other receptacles through our leasing and purchasing programs. The ROI is short and we can provide equipment upfront to be paid off over a period of time.

Contact your nearest representative to learn more about how Green Planet 21 can apply sustainable solutions to the challenges your company faces today:

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FOOD & ORGANIC WASTES

Green Planet 21 can recycle many types of food or organic waste and the packaging that comes with it as part of our food and plastic recycling services. We partner with local food waste processors and bio-digesters near some of our locations. To find out whether food waste recycling is an option at your company’s location, please contact the Green Planet 21 location nearest you.The types of food waste we can recycle includes, but is not limited to:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Pastas
  • Rice
  • Starches
  • Breads
  • Potatoes
  • Liquids
  • Flowers
  • Yard Clippings
  • Flour
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Other already processed items

With more than 34 million tons of food waste generated each year and only 3% being recycled, organic waste is the single largest component of the municipal waste stream. The economic cost of sending food waste to the landfill is wasteful in terms of energy and nutrient loss and also creates a large cost to the environment. Food in a landfill rots and creates methane, a greenhouse gas with over 20 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

Green Planet 21 is able to recycle both wet and dry food waste, with wet food waste being used for composting, mulch, or anaerobic digestion (producing a biogas that has a fuel value), and dry food products being turned into animal feed or used for anaerobic digestion. Green Planet 21 finds local solutions for the waste, usually partnering with a composter or mulcher in your area.

Green Planet 21 will assess your organic waste stream, customize a collection system specific to the volume of waste being generated at your facility, and provide regular pickup service of the collected matter. Food or beverage manufacturing operations, grocers, food distribution centers, and virtually any consumer product company generating food or beverages can benefit from our services.

PLASTIC RECYLING

Plastic Recycling Services

Over the years, Green Planet 21 found new ways to use materials that were previously landfilled. We currently offer plastic recycling services for clear plastic films and some grades of scrap plastic. In today's market, we seek solutions for HDPE or LDPE plastics and other types as possible. So, when possible, Green Planet 21 creates innovative solutions for several plastics that accumulate in your business. As our clients sell more scrap. they save on landfill costs, cut their waste handing and transportation costs across the board, and gain new revenues. Further, the recycling of plastics leads to a cleaner and safer environment and, during some periods, reduces our dependence on oil consumption.

 

We offer recycling services for shrink wrap, clear plastic films, and polycarbonate.

We will explore the possibilities of recycling other types upon request.

METAL RECYCLING

Metal Recycling

Our goal is to maximize the value of your company’s scrap metal while minimizing its impact on the environment. Green Planet 21 offers customized recycling programs for iron and steel and nonferrous metals including aluminum, copper, stainless steel, nickel, brass, tin, and titanium.

Depending on the specific needs of your company, we assess all scrap being generated at your facility and create a custom recycling solution. Our long experience in the metals recycling industry guides the process. We base our prices according to the American Metal Markets (AMM.) Your company gains the best price possible for your recyclable commodities.

We offer roll-off box service holding 8-10 tons and flatbed service holding up to 20 tons of material. We also offer 4 × 4 bins or create customized bins or collection methods based on your company’s needs. Green Planet 21 recycles outdated machinery, including conveyers, industrial machines, and worn, displaced, and broken equipment.

 

In order to facilitate efficient scrap collection and allow you to focus on your core business, we can train your employees or place one of our own employees on site to manage collection.

Recycling scrap metal benefits your company’s bottom line as well as the environment. Each ton of recycled steel eliminates the need to mine for 25,000 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone. Recycling significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions affiliated with mining and steel production.

Contact your local representative to find out more about the benefits of recycling your company’s scrap metals with Green Planet 21.

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