Closed Loop CRT Processor Fail

Closed Loop opens up… Closed Loop Refining and Recovery is no longer certified to the R2 standard in Arizona and their Ohio certification has been suspended.   Resource Recycling has been following this developing story for some time and broke the news earlier today, click on above link to read all their findings. According to…

Waste Management Fail in Texas

Waste Management Caught Dumping Recyclables in Texas Waste Management officials revealed Thursday thousands of tons of local recyclables from 13 North Texas cities were dumped in landfills over a 21-month period ending in January.  The Dallas Morning News is reporting the company fired five managers Monday, said Greta Calvery, a local Waste Management spokeswoman. “We just…

Best Buy Recycling

Best Buy Recycling No Longer FREE

Best Buy Recycling Program Going Fee based Best Buy Recycling options will no longer include FREE CRT and TV recycling according to a recent post on their web site earlier today.   Laura Bishop reported, “We are now charging customers $25 for each TV and computer monitor they recycle at our stores. And in two states…

EPA Enforcement Actions Increase to 7 Billion During Recycling Glut

2015 has been a great year for road warriors like myself who have taken full advantage of record low gas prices.  Unfortunately it’s been at the expense of the environment and recycling programs are declining even faster than the commodity prices that make them feasible.  Scrap Prices have plummeted over the past 2 years and…

Richmond Recycling

ATR opens Busy Street location in Richmond VA

ATR Opens Busy Street Location in Richmond VA ATR opens Busy Street Location in Richmond VA in the wake of Sims, CRS and Jaco East Coast closings.   “The new state of the art facility is set to open on March 1, 2016 to service a growing list of customers being orphaned as traditional commodity…

PCRR Bankruptcy

Recycling Centers Close Nationwide

Recycling Centers Close Nationwide as ATR continues Expansion efforts. Reports are coming in from Fairbanks AK to York PA as recycling centers close nationwide in the wake of record low oil prices and CNBC says, “no end in sight”.  Yet, ATR targets Richmond VA for expansion and continues to assist municipalities as existing recyclers shutter facilities and resorts to…

ATR Assists Bloomington and McLean County

Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) the nationwide Electronics Recycling company headquartered in Pontiac Illinois shift into high gear to offer cost effective solution to local municipalities in the wake of more closures.  Bloomington and McLean County officials say they’re willing to discuss covering part of the cost of a new electronics recycling contract approved by Normal on…

comcast fined

Comcast Fined

Comcast Fined 26 Million for Illegal Dumping September 2015,Comcast fined 33 Million for broadcasting personal customer details, December 2015 Comcast fined 26 Million for illegal Dumping of e-Scrap!  Resource Recycling is reporting State investigators discovered that, since 2005, Comcast workers “routinely and systematically” sent electronics, batteries, aerosols cans and other items to landfills that weren’t permitted…

Jaco Enviornmental Closes

Jaco Environmental

Jaco Environmental Closes without notice creating uncertainty for Energy Company Recycling programs. After 26 Years in the Appliance Recycling business Jaco Environmental Closes abruptly leaving hundreds without jobs.  ComoNews is reporting only a handful of employees remain to finalize the closing of the facility and no formal word on what is to become of the…

An ATR Employee is awarded Valedictorian Honors

ATR’s very own Krysta Turner from the San Antonio’s site has been named valedictorian at the ITT Technical Institute – San Antonio campus, for the December 2015 graduating class. Krysta’s hard work, dedication and a 4.0 GPA earned her this award. She will deliver the valedictory at her graduation ceremony on December 16th. Krysta is…