We offer electronics recycling to residents. You can drop off your electronics to our facility anytime Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturdays 11am -3pm, there is always someone available to help you unload your items. We also offer our pick-up service for a $75 fee. Lamps & Battery price sheet.

Items We Accept:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Monitors (CRT, LCD)
  • Printers / Scanners
  • Fax / Copiers
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Keyboards / Mice
  • Servers /Routers / Hub
  • Networking Devices
  • Communications Equipment
  • Misc. Electronics
  • Televisions
  • VCRs, DVD players
  • Stereos & Audio Components
  • Cell phones
  • PDAs, Handheld Games
  • Cameras
  • Telephones
  • Batteries
  • Returned or Unwanted Products
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Ovens/Stoves

We practice safe and efficient recycling. All items are handled in a safe manner with the lowest impact to the environment. Our goal is to reuse all items and extend the life as long as possible to provide a viable alternative to e-waste in our landfills.

RECYCLING INFORMATION

How do we recycle your items?

All items are tested for functionality. Computer related items found to be working are refurbished or parted out to be sold or donated. We know that data security is a serious issue. All hard drives are wiped with Department Of Defense (DOD) standards 5220.22-M prior to shredding. See the Department of Defense 5220.22-M Operating Manual for more information. Please ask at time of drop-off, pick-up, or scheduling if you or your business require Certificates of Data Descruction.

We only deal with certified processors in the Northwest. All components that are found to be not working are processed locally.

If you would like to know more about our process please CONTACT US with any questions.

Data Destruction

Mobile On-Site Media & Hard Drive Destruction
– Fast – Secure

Green Century is now offering mobile hard drive destruction in Oregon.

Dispose of your obsolete hard drives and media while protecting your company’s data and information. Security you can trust and see plus the convenience of fast on-site services.

This service is optimal for businesses needing to comply with HIPAA and FACTA or any privacy mandates requiring complete destruction of media containing private and confidential information. On-site and off-site destruction options are fully compliant with Department of Defense (DOD) 5220.22-M National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitation

Why Choose Green Century?

Our mobile destruction inflicts permanent damage to hard drives & media rendering any stored information completely unobtainable. 12,000 lbs of force in a steady crushing motion safely punches through the chassis guaranteeing the internal hard disk will never spin again and destroying your data.

We can destroy all data or media drives, regardless of their size, format or type. Each destruction takes approximately 12 seconds to complete, with entire jobs completed fast!

A client representative may witness all on-site destruction services to ensure all company standards and security protocols are met.

When on-site destruction is complete, all hard drives and media are transported back to our secure warehouse and processed through EPA R2 recycling standards. Serial numbers of destroyed items are recorded stored for accountability. Certificates of Destruction may be requested and will be provided in 1-2 weeks from date of destruction services.

*Please ask at time of drop-off, pick-up, or scheduling if you or your business require Certificates of Data Descruction.

R2 Recycling Certification

R2 Responsible Recycling Certification
 Green Century has been R2 Certified since  June 2012. We are now R2 2013, ISO 14001 & OSHAS 18001 certified

Green Century Portland, Oregon facility is now an R2 Certified facility. R2 is the leading standard for the electronics recycling industry setting practices that protect the environment, human health, safety and the security of the recycling process. Third party verification ensures all processes have been evaluated for operational and environmental performance and the highest standards have been met.

R2 certification confirms the Green Century’s commitment to responsibly handling all environmental, health and safety aspects while preforming electronics recycling. We believe that achieving the R2 certification is an important step to providing our customers and communities best practices and zero-landfill compliant recycling services.

R2 Certification ensures:

  • Safe and effective recovery and reuse of electronics
  • Downstream tracking control and environmental regulations
  • Protection against environmental and public health risks
  • Compliance with domestic and international laws
  • Due diligence is preformed for end-of-life electronics
  • more information can be found here:https://sustainableelectronics.org/

Developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), R2 is one of the highest industry standards aimed at recognizing responsible recyclers. To achieve R2 Certification, recyclers must develop a formal reuse and recovery plan for materials management, comply with all legal requirements, refurbish and properly test equipment, implement strict data destruction procedures, and verify all downstream vendors comply to equal requirements.

R2 is a standard supported by major electronic OEMs, the Information Technology Industry Council, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. state and local governments.

Orion Registrars  company provides independent, 3rd-party quality and environmental management system audits to standards such as Responsible Recycling, Rios, SQF, OHSAS, ISO and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?
We are located at 2950 NW 29th Ave Portland,OR 97210
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How much does it cost to recycle my electronics?
Drop off your electronics to our facility FREE of charge or we offer pick-up service for a $35 fee.
See our RATES AND MATERIALS document for a list of items we accept.

What happens to my electronics after I dop them off?
Our goal is to reuse all items and extend the life as long as possible to provide a viable alternative to e-waste in our landfills. All items are tested for functionality. Computer related items found to be working are refurbished or parted out to be sold or donated. If items are not in working condition, they are broken down into separate recyclable items such as: metal, plastic, wire, etc.

Is anything shipped overseas?
We only deal with certified processors in the Northwest. All components that are found to be not working are processed locally.

If you have more questions or need additional information, please fill out an INQUIRY FORM and we will get back to you as soon as possible.