RECYCLING SOLUTIONS

Green Planet 21 Provides Custom Recycling Services:

  • Zero-Landfill and ISO compliance services
  • Paper & Cardboard recycling
  • Plastics recycling
  • Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Food & Organic Wastes recycling and landfill diversion
  • Custom Handling Systems for companies generating large amounts of discarded material.
  • Equipment for Lease or Sale
  • Consulting Services to maximize cost efficiency and reduce carbon footprint and emissions
    Recognize market value of material previously sent to landfills

Green Planet 21 implements innovative recycling practices to provide custom recycling solutions for the unique needs of your business.

We are committed to sustainability and we will find solutions for the widest possible range of your materials, reduce your trash disposal and hauling costs as well as your carbon footprint.

PAPER & CARDBOARD

What Makes Us Different:

At Green Planet 21, we strive to recycle every possible grade of paper and cardboard. Every ton of material you landfill is financially painful and environmentally damaging. Our staff have extensive backgrounds in the paper mill industry and have a deep knowledge of how paper is made and remade. We are able to work with our mill partners to best reclaim and reprocess previously landfilled fiber.

Green Planet 21 has market connections to recycle grades of paper and cardboard that other reclamation providers send to the dump, such as coffee filters, silicon release paper, cardboard cores, and various chemically-treated paper boards such as wet strength or poly-coat. With no landfill affiliation, we ensure that every possible pound of material is diverted, cutting your company’s disposal costs and recognizing revenues from the sale of recyclable commodities.

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, increase your revenues from the sale of recycled commodities, and reduce environmental impact.

Competitive Pricing:

Green Planet 21 uses a competitive pricing model and will give you the best price possible for the recyclables generated at your facility. As a full-service provider of various recyclable commodities, Green Planet 21 can lower your company’s freight costs by carrying 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 paper and cardboard garner a higher sale price than loose recyclables, and we offer all of the necessary equipment through our leasing and purchasing programs. ROI is generally achieved in under a year, and we can provide equipment upfront at no cost that is gradually paid for through the recyclables generated.

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 – usually $100 per ton or more – 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 can cut your trash disposal costs associated with organic waste by half and reduce your carbon footprint through the implementation of a custom recycling solution tailored to fit the needs of your company. Unlike other recyclers, Green Planet 21 has no affiliation with a landfill, and we are dedicated to ensuring that every last bit of material possible is diverted.

Green Planet 21 will assess your organic waste stream, install 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 a food or beverage by-product can benefit from our services. Our food recycling programs help to increase landfill diversion rates and lower trash disposal costs, making our food waste recycling program beneficial to the environment as well as your company’s bottom line. 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.

PLASTICS

Green Planet 21 offers plastic recycling services for multiple grades of scrap plastic. Our plastic recycling service expertise creates efficiencies with  innovative techniques. We  have guided  several Fortune 500 companies to zero landfill.  Our clients save on landfill costs, cut their waste handing and transportation costs across the board, and gain new revenues as they sell more scrap. Our practices reduce oil consumption and lead to a cleaner and safer environment.

We offer recycling services for the following grades of plastic, and can explore the possibilities of recycling other types upon request:

METALS

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

At Green Planet 21, we specialize in servicing industrial clients generating large amounts of scrap metal, and offer a number of different collection methods in order to provide service that is convenient, flexible, and efficient. 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, and often create customized bins and collection methods designed to fit your company’s collection demands. We can provide same-day pick up and haul away service.

Green Planet 21 accepts most types of 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.

Green Planet 21 can lower your company’s freight costs by carrying mixed loads from your facility to ours. Our Oakland and Tacoma are located adjacent to active U.S. ports.

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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