GreenMouse Recycling started in 2005 as an e-waste recycling business committed to building communities by providing a friendly, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unwanted waste. Evelyn O’Donnell, a Silicon Valley veteran, founded the company after an successful career in high-tech marketing and sales. Evelyn’s vision was to create a purpose-driven company that would provide sustainable employment and training to disadvantaged adults.
In 2010, GreenMouse Recycling partnered with the City of San Jose and its work2future employment initiative to provide training and employment opportunities for at-risk young adults through its Green Cadre program for which GreenMouse Recycling received the Community Builder Award from the City of San Jose for its contributions and leadership. For several years, GreenMouse Recycling has participated in Santa Clara County’s summer intership program “Intern & Earn,” designed to help underserved high school students develop meaningful work skills and earn money.
GreenMouse Recycling has three business and social goals:
- Provide responsible e-waste recycling services that contribute to a clean and healthy environment.
- Create training programs and employment opportunities for at-risk high school students and young adults.
- Contribute to the economic and social strength of our communities through the creation of green jobs and fundraising events.
GreenMouse Recycling is located in Silicon Valley near San Jose Airport, which allows us to serve Santa Clara County directly. Although the company offers services primarily in Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mt. View and Palo Alto, GreenMouse also serves its corporate customers and non-profit organizations throughout California.
Customers that contract with GreenMouse to have their electronic waste removed can depend on its friendly and hard-working team to collect and properly recycle their unwanted equipment. Computers, TVs, monitors and other items are recycled or repurposed as much as possible in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the State of California (Department of Toxic and Substances Control). GreenMouse has created a single set of standards that serve as a basis for following those guidelines.
Our commitment is to prevent e-waste from being sent outside the United States for processing or “dumped” in landfills or incinerators. Most e-waste collected by our company is processed at GreenMouse Recycling for the purpose of creating local jobs. Other items, such as televisions and monitors are processed at a leading California State approved recycling facility – ERI (www.electronicrecyclers.com). ERI is e-Stewards, R2 and ISO 14001 Certified. These certifications provide a high level of consumer confidence that the recycler conforms to the standards required for responsible recycling and reuse of electronic equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where are you located?
Q. What do you pick up?
For business collections, GreenMouse will pick-up most electronics; there is a minimum pick-up fee based on the type, quantity and location. Please call for specifics. Residential Customers may drop-off most unwanted electronics at our collection center.
Q. What do you do with it?
We provide our customers with confidence that their end-of-life equipment will be recycled according to the rules and regulations set forth by the State of California (Department of Toxic Substances Control) and have created a single set of standards that serve as a basis for adhering to these guidelines. Further, GreenMouse Recycling is committed to following the responsible recycling “R2” guidelines, which are voluntary practices used to assess and certify electronics recyclers’ environmental, health and safety, and security practices. Our goal is to keep e-waste from being sent for processing outside of the United States (i.e., China, Africa, India) or “dumped” in landfill. Most e-waste collected by our company is processed here at GreenMouse Recycling for the purpose of creating local jobs. Processed e-waste is converted into metal and plastic scrap for resale. Other items, such as televisions and monitors are processed at a California State Approved and e-Stewards Certified Recycling facility – ERI, Fresno, CA (www.electronicrecyclers.com).