|By Business Wire||
|January 22, 2014 11:48 AM EST||
1-800-Recycling.com, an interactive system dedicated to enhancing and democratizing the consumer recycling experience has announced the launch of a number of new enhancements. The system, available as downloadable app, interactive website and 24-hour phone service, provides its users everywhere in the United States with a dedicated tool to find recycling locations nearest to them (every zip code in the country is covered) for whatever it is they wish to recycle.
Among the enhancements are some innovative new capabilities and features for the 1-800-Recycling phone system, including a new text messaging feature for recycling information, geographic locating of the caller to offer regionally customized results, new voice-controlled prompts and the capability to send the user directions directly to a mobile device.
New enhancements to the look and feel of the website component include an easier-to-navigate, user-friendly new design platform. 1-800-Recycling.com has always featured regularly refreshed green-related news stories and information. The new platform enables quick scanning capabilities for the user to select topics of interest.
“At 1-800-Recycling.com, our goal is to help people achieve their recycling goals and live more sustainable lifestyles,” said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, and parent company of 1-800-Recycling.com. “The changes we have just made to the system will make those goals easier than ever to achieve. The new features on the site are designed to allow for deep linking and relating content to our users for an even more intuitive experience and the phone enhancements make it simple to recycle on the go. We’ve also got a number of other exciting innovations and improvements planned for later this year. These latest enhancements are just the beginning for 1-800-Recycling!”
As always, consumers can visit www.1800recycling.com, call 1-800-Recycling via telephone for the 24/7 phone line resource or download the interactive app (1800recycling.com/mobile/) available via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The system is designed to direct users to responsible recyclers of electronics, tires, oil, paint, glass, plastic, household hazardous waste, wood, mattresses, carpet, junk – basically everything that can be recycled. 1-800-Recycling.com also features an archive of original news articles about green practices for businesses or individuals, recycling, tips, educational information and interviews with content updated daily.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the world’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste, is R2 and e-Stewards certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations serving every zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.