Recycle at Abt
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 2pm to 7pm
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Our recycling program is very extensive. What used to be a necessary once daily-garbage pick-up now has been reduced to three per week. For a company that has over 1,000 employees and serves hundreds of customers each day in the store, it is a true accomplishment to have such little waste.
We take in wood pallets, old electronics, appliances, cardboard, batteries, plastic, Styrofoam (White Only), and materials brought in by customers. Annually, the Abt recycling center saves 3.5 million pounds of cardboard and paper from going to the local dump, over 240,000 pounds of Styrofoam from going to the landfill, and over 10 million pounds of appliances and 3 million pounds of electronics each year from ending up in the garbage each year.
Styrofoam takes 20,000 years to biodegrade. Instead of just disposing Styrofoam, Abt has a special machine that essentially melts it down into a little pile (making it look like a coiled snake). These Styrofoam coils are bagged and sent to China where they are used again.
Com-Ed has provided an extra incentive over and above the intrinsic benefits to the environment. Currently they are giving rebates for those who responsibly recycle appliances. Abt has been chosen to participate in their rebate program.
Any electronics manufactured by Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, LG, Panasonic, and Zenith Electronics can be recycled free-of-charge. Prices for other appliances and electronics listed below.