Places To Recycle

 

Aluminum Cans

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  • Our resident Boy Scout Troop 611 recycles aluminum cans and CRV plastic bottles to raise funds for their program. Recycling containers are available around and in the gymnasium for deposit of such items.
  • American Metal & Iron (AMI) Recycling, located at 2290 De La Cruz Blvd in Santa Clara, phone 727-6073; and at 11660 Berryessa in San Jose, phone 452-0727, pays cash for aluminum cans. Look for coupons for higher rates.
  • Danny Recycling, 1745 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara, phone 492-9033, pays cash for aluminum cans. Look for coupons for higher rates.
  • Pacific Bay Recycling, 484 Horning St., San Jose, phone 995-0939 pays cash for aluminum cans. Look for coupons for higher rates.
  • Ranch Town Recycling, 7781 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, phone 292-3333 pays cash for aluminum cans. Look for coupons for higher rates.

 

Automobiles

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  • The San Jose Betsuin accepts donation of automobiles. Call the Betsuin office at 408-293-9292 to arrange for pickup. Once the vehicle is sold, you will be notified of the value of your donation for tax purposes.
  • The Yu-Ai Kai accepts donation of automobiles. Call the Yu_Ai Kai office at 408-297-4979 to arrange for pickup. Once the vehicle is sold, you will be notified of the value of your donation for tax purposes.

 

Batteries

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  • Tech Museum accepts all household batteries for recycling.
  • Home Depot accepts rechargeable batteries only for recycling.
  • Orchard Supply Hardware accepts all household batteries for recycling.
  • Lowes only accepts NiCad and rechargeable batteries for recycling.
  • Radio Shack only accepts rechargeable batteries for recycling.
  • Sears/Orchard Supply Hardware accepts rechargeable batteries for recycling.
  • Staples only accepts rechargeable batteries for recycling.
  • Target only accepts rechargeable batteries for recycling.
  • Walgreens only accepts rechargeable batteries for recycling.
  • Kragen Auto Parts accepts car batteries for recycling.
  • Wheel Works accepts car batteries for recycling.
  • There are no known recycling facilities in the U.S. that can practically and cost-effectively reclaim all types of household batteries, although facilities exist that reclaim some button batteries. Battery collection programs typically target button and nickel-cadmium batteries, but may collect all household batteries because of the consumers’ difficulty in identifying battery types.

 

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  • Our EcoSangha accepts used cell phones. Deposit cell phones in the recycling box in the temple office.
  • The Yu-Ai Kai collects and recycles cell phones as a fundraiser thru the AmericanCellPhoneDrive.org. Take your cell phones to the Yu-Ai Kai building at 588 N. Fourth St., San Jose for recycling.
  • Earthworks has a recycle your cell phone program. See their web site at http://recyclemycellphone.org/.
  • Cell for Cash recycles lots of models for free and even pays for some models of cell phones. See their web site at: http://www.cellforcash.com/.
  • Office Depot will accept used cell phones.
  • Radio Shack will accept used cell phones and for every cell phone that is refurbished and resold, they donate $1 to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

 

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  • Jude’s Ranch, a nonprofit home for youths that collects old holiday cards for reuse. Mail the cards to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Card Recycling Program, 100 St. Jude’s Street, Boulder City, NV 89005

 

 

Clothing

  • clothing-driveGeorgia Travis Center accepts used clothing for distribution to needy women and children.
  • Goodwill accepts used clothing for resale to the public.
  • Salvation Army accepts used clothing for resale to the public.
  • HOPE Rehabilitation Center accepts used clothing for resale to the public.
  • Many gas stations in the area have boxes where you can donate clothing and shoes. Look for donation boxes at a station near you.

 

Computers

  • Our resident Venturing Crew 611 scouts has sponsored E-Waste recycling drives at the Betsuin as a fundraiser for their program. Watch for announcements of the next E-Waste recycling drive.m4
  • Danny Recycling, 1745 Walsh Ave., Santa Clara, pays cash for computer monitors.
  • Pacific Bay Recycling Center, 484 Horning St., San Jose, pays cash for computer monitors.
  • Various cities, schools and churches sponsor E-Waste recycling drives at various times of the year. Check local advertising for dates.

 

Eyeglasses

  • LensCrafters provides an eyeglglassesass recycling program. Contact you nearest LensCrafters retail store for details.
  • Lion’s Clubs provide an eyeglass recycling program. Contact you nearest Lions club for dropoff locations.
  • Pearl Vision provides an eyeglass recycling program. Contact you nearest Pearl Vision retail store for dropoff locations.

 

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  • Ray Crisione of Cresci Fire Equipment, 210 San Jose Ave., San Jose, CA 95108 (Fire extinguisher sales & service on all makes) accepts expired extinguishers. Phone (408) 292-6479 to verify.

 

Fluorescent Tubes

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  • Ace Hardware, Alum Rock Hardware, Orchard Supply Hardware and Galaxy Lighting are listed as free fluorescent lamp drop off locations for residents. Call your local store to see if they are participating, or check the web site:

 

 

 

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  • Many of the recyclers that handle CRV plastic bottles also handle CRV glass bottles. Check with you local recycler for more information.

 

 

Hazardous Waste

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  • Hazardous waste includes motor oil and filters, fluorescent lamps, thermostats, household sharps, thermometers, household batteries, car batteries, antifreeze, tires, drums, propane tanks, household cleaners, paint, pool chemicals, rechargeable batteries, smoke detectors and solvents.
  • Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health has a web site at: http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/deh/agencyarticle?path=%2Fv7%2FEnvironmental Health%2C Department of (DEP)%2FHazardous Materials Compliance Division%2FHousehold Hazardous Waste Home which has useful information on where to drop off various types of hazardous waste. This program is for Santa Clara County residents only and there may be a charge for some types of hazardous waste.

 

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  • American Metal & Iron (AMI) Recycling will pay a few cents per pound for old washers, dryers, etc. They are located at 2290 De La Cruz Blvd in Santa Clara, phone 727-6073 and at 11665 Berryessa Rd. in San Jose, phone 452-0727.

 

Medical Prescriptions

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  • Check with your local pharmacy for instructions for disposal of old prescriptions. Medical sharps can only be disposed of in approved properly labeled containers at approved drop off locations.

 

 

 

Motor Oil

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  • Kragen Auto Parts locations accept up to 5 gallons of used motor oil per person.
  • Wheel Works locations accept up to 5 quarts of used motor oil

 

 

 

 

 

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  • The Yu-Ai Kai Community Senior Center collects and rolls newspapers for resale to florists, flower growers, etc. The newspaper collection center is located in the back of the parking lot of the Issei Memorial Building at 565 N. Fifth Street just one block from the Betsuin.

 

 

Paper Products

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  • Most neighborhood trash pickup services include a paper and cardboard recycling program. We encourage everyone to recycle as much paper products as possible to save the trees.

 

 

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Plastic Bags

  • Several grocery stores accept clean, dry plastic bags for recycling. Check with the web site www.plasticfilmrecycling.org for list of stores in your zip code. Stores include Green Mouse Recycling, Nob Hill Foods, JC Penney, Lowe’s, Lucky, Target, Safeway, Walmart.

 

 

 

Plastic Bottles

  • bottleOur resident Boy Scout Troop 611 recycles aluminum cans and CRV plastic bottles to raise funds for their program. Recycling containers are available around and in the gymnasium for deposit of such items.
  • American Metal & Iron (AMI) Recycling, located at 2290 De La Cruz Blvd in Santa Clara, phone 727-6073; and at 11660 Berryessa in San Jose, phone 452-0727, pays cash f or CRV plastics. Look for coupons for higher rates.
  • Danny Recycling, 1745 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara, phone 492-9033, pays cash for CRV plastics. Look for coupons for higher rates.
  • Pacific Bay Recycling, 484 Horning St., San Jose, phone 995-0939 pays cash for CRV plastics. Look for coupons for higher rates.
  • Ranch Town Recycling, 7781 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, phone 292-3333 pays cash for CRV plastics. Look for coupons for higher rates.

 

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  • Our EcoSangha collects new and used ink-jet and laser toner cartridges for recycling. Deposit your unwanted cartridges in the recycling box in the temple office or in the gray box next to the Lotus Preschool entrance.
  • Hewlett Packard supplies self-addressed postage paid envelope for recycling HP ink cartridges.
  • Staples accepts used ink cartridges from customers and offers a $3 in Staples Rewards toward a future purchase of ink or toner when HP, Lexmark™ or Dell cartridges are returned to their retail stores for recycling.

 

Televisions

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  • Our resident Venturing Crew 611 scouts has sponsored E-Waste recycling drives at the Betsuin as a fundraiser for their program. Watch for announcements of the next E-Waste recycling drive.
  • Danny Recycling, 1745 Walsh Ave., Santa Clara, pays cash for TVs.
  • Pacific Bay Recycling Center, 484 Horning St., San Jose pays cash for TVs.
  • Various cities, schools and churches sponsor E-Waste recycling drives at various times of the year. Check local advertising for dates.

 

 

 

NOTE: The EcoSangha Committee has tried its best to obtain accurate and current information; however, because all things are subject to change, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or currency of the information shown above. Individuals are cautioned to be wary when contacting the organizations listed and we encourage you to call ahead to ensure that the recycling facility that you are planning to visit still has the intended recycling program.