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Abt's Green Initiatives

Leaving a small environmental footprint has become a core value of the Abt family and a huge initiative for our business as well. See how we go green and how you can join the movement.

Abt Green Initiatives

How we go green

  • Rooftop solar array that generates enough electricity to run 80 homes for a year.
  • We use LED bulbs which use 80% less energy and can last up to ten years.
  • Reduce waste by providing an on-site employee gym and eliminated paper catalogs.
  • Use bio-diesel in our delivery trucks, end-loaders, Bob Cats, and dump trucks.
  • Recycle everything that comes back from a delivery (packing material, old products, etc.).
  • Our 10,000 gallon barrel collects renewable rainwater from our roof to supply our irrigation system.
  • Our 10,000 gallon barrel collects renewable rainwater from our roof to supply our irrigation system.
  • Rooftop solar array that generates enough electricity to run 80 homes for a year.

Collaborative Green Initiatives

How we can go green together

    • Charging stations for electric vehicles, including a Tesla Supercharger, letting you charge your vehicle while you shop.
    • Recycle your old appliances or electronics with the following fees:
      • Small appliances & electronics: Free
      • Tube TVs 27 Inches and Smaller: $25
      • Tube TVs 32 Inches and Larger: $50
      • Flat Panel TVs 32 Inches and Smaller: $20
      • Flat Panel TV 33 Inches and Larger: $35
      • Projection TVs: $75
      • Large quantities of computers/electronics: $0.40 per lb.
    • Recycle materials at the Abt Recycling Center.
      We accept:
      • Wood pallets
      • Cardboard
      • Paper
      • Plastic (industrial wrap only)
      • Styrofoam (white only, food containers excluded)
    • We do not accept:
      • Glass
      • Light bulbs including Christmas lights
      • Cds/dvd/vhs tapes
      • White Styrofoam peanuts
  • Abt's Recycling Center with Trucks in the Docks
  • Tesla Superchargers
  • Abt's Recycling Center - Cardboard getting recycled

Green Initiatives For You

How you can go green at home

  • Donate, recycle, or sell used appliances and electronics instead of throwing them away.
  • Double check that your old appliances or electronics are repairable.
  • Don’t live in Glenview, IL? Find a recycling center near you.
Abt's Recycling Center - Trash / Recycling Sorter
  • Abt Recycling Center
    Every year, the Abt Recycling Center saves 2.2 million pounds of cardboard and paper from going to the local dump, over 350,000 pounds of Styrofoam from going to the landfill, and over 13 million pounds of appliances and 1.4 million pounds of electronics.
  • Styrofoam
    Styrofoam takes 1,000 years to biodegrade. Instead of just disposing Styrofoam, Abt has a special machine that densities the EPS by 90% (making it look like a coiled snake). These Styrofoam coils are bagged and reused to make picture frames or plastic woods.
  • Abt Recycling Program
    What used to be a necessary once daily-garbage pick-up now has been reduced to one time 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.