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Labor Day

Labor Day…An American Holiday! Americans love Labor Day…. we celebrate each year by taking the first Monday of September off for a long weekend and most of us begin reluctantly winding down our summer activities. Did you know that Labor Day was first observed in 1885 and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of…

Say NO to Landfills

Recycling in Ann Arbor

ReThink Recycling in Ann Arbor…ThinkATR! If you’re recycling in Ann Arbor Michigan right now do you know where your materials are ending up or who’s managing them? In July, the Ann Arbor city council terminated a contract with FCR (ReCommunity)and Resource Recovery Systems , and indicated it was due to  “safety deficiencies in ReCommunity’s operations of…

ATR Ranked #7 R2 Certified Recycler in the World

ATR Ranked 7

ATR Ranked #7 R2 Certified Recycler in the World   ATR (Advanced Technology Recycling) is pleased to announce with the addition of their 6th R2 Certified location in Grand Rapids MI, ATR is now ranked #7 in the world for the most certified  Electronics Recycling Facilities.   This milestone achievement is based on the number of…

Buffalo Garage Sale

Buffalo Garage Sale

First Annual Garage Sale ATR is pleased to announce our first annual garage sale at 200 Fire Tower Drive Tonawanda (Buffalo Area) NY from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  There will be lots of used electronics, laptops, desktops, monitors and vintage electronics at rock bottom prices to choose from.  Fathers Day is just around the…

North Carolina ends E-waste Recycling Program

Electronic Recycling Program ends in North Carolina

North Carolina ends e-Waste Recycling Program The electronic recycling program repeal was incorporated into the Senate Republicans’ annual regulatory reform bill, which was approved in a 30-15 party-line vote and now goes to the House to seal the deal.  The bill’s authors say the 2010 law creating the recycling program isn’t working because there’s a…

Free CRT Recycling in Michigan

Free CRT Recycling

ATR offers Free CRT Recycling in Michigan ATR in Grand Rapids Michigan announced they have secured a major contract that provides up to 3 Million pounds of Free CRT Recycling to residents until 10/1/2017.  The agreement is part of an ongoing effort by ATR to provide certified and secure end of life recycling solutions within their…

North Carolina

North Carolina ReThinks landfill Ban

Will North Carolina End Electronics Recycling? A 2010 law that prevents electronics from entering North Carolina landfills could be repealed as legislators grapple with crashing commodity prices and fewer recycling options.  According to a press release Rep. Pricey Harrison, D-Guilford, a key legislator on environmental issues, said politics also was to blame for the repeal…

Diversified Recycling

Diversified Recycling Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Diversified Recycling Inc, runs out of time and cash but not CRT’s according to a Resource Recycling report.   In an earlier ATR post the Orlando based Electronics Recycling firm was caught exporting CRT’s and using unregulated downstream companies to improperly dispose of the Lead contaminated glass.  Diversified Recycling problems began after applying for…

OMPC Flint Event

Flint e-Cycling event kicks off One Million Pound Challenge 2016

Flint Event Launches the One Million Pound Challenge Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) in Grand Rapids announced today they have secured a major contract that provides up to 1 Million pounds of free CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) recycling to Michigan Residents until 10/1/2016. This important announcement  means the people of Michigan now have an R2 Certified Recycler…

Total Reclaim Fined

Total Reclaim Caught Exporting to Hong Kong

Total Reclaim Under Investigation Hidden GPS trackers placed into TV’s sent to Total Reclaim lead PBS Film crews and e-Steward investigators to unregulated scrapping operations in Hong Kong prompting DEQ and Washington Department of Ecology Investigations.  Oregon regulators have also asked the state Department of Justice to open an investigation into whether Total Reclaim violated…