Monthly electronic drives supporting Good Samaritan have resumed with safety measures for our community!

As of May, 406 Recycling has resumed monthly collection events to support Good Samaritan and provide data-secure,responsible electronics recycling to households and businesses in the Helena area. We have implemented measures to help ensure safety for our team, customers, and community during these events and throughout our operations.

If you or your business have a large amount of material, need more than 10 data destruction certificates, and require assistance to recycle your outdated or unwanted electronics please call us as (406) 449 – 6008 as direct collection by the 406 Recycling team may be a better option.

More details follow with this flyer. Thank you for recycling!! – The 406 Recycling Team

Happy Earth Day! 406 Recycling new collection special for households and businesses for Earth Month!

Immediate Release: 406 Recycling Launches Household Electronics Recycling Special including data destruction in honor of Earth Day!

Helena, MT. 406 Recycling is launching a month-long collection special to provide data-secure, responsible electronics collection from households in the Helena area to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The Earth Month special will help ensure households and businesses have access to 406 Recycling’s data-secure electronics recycling service while also ensuring safety measures such as social distancing are followed to protect community health. The special, running from April 22 through May 28th, will include contact-free collection for most computer, office, and entertainment electronics for $25, with $5 to be donated to the Good Samaritan. Some items, such as televisions older style televisions have additional fees. Up to a bankers box of paper documents will also be accepted for secure data destruction in partnership with Helena Recycling’s Ecosafe Shredding and Recycling.

406 Recycling will accept personal electronics such as cell phones and tablets; computers and related equipment including cords, routers, keyboards, speakers, and printers; and entertainment items such as stereos and television. As part of the special, 406 Recycling will provide free data destruction receipts for most data containing items such a computer hard drives and phones, and discount the recycling charges for large televisions, rear projection TVs, and older style cathode ray televisions (CRTs) and monitors. The collection will require that items can be placed outside the residents and that someone is present if any items to be collected include data. An electronic invoice will include the weights of materials recycling and data destruction receipt for hard drives.

Full pricing structure here for the Earth Day 50 special of $25 pickups:

*Computers, laptops, servers, network equipment, cell phones, tablets, cable boxes, backup power units — no limit
*Miscellaneous electronics including stereos, printers, speakers, game systems, office phones, VCRs, and related accessories – up to 100lbs; $.10/lbs above
*LCD Televisions under 36” included; over 36” additional $15
*Rear Projection and CRT Televisions: 1st 50 pounds included, $.32/lbs for additional weight
*Microwaves; $10 per item, glass try must be removed and inside clean
*Data destruction for diskettes, CDs, VHS, backup storage tapes, up to ten items; call for details if more items
*Paper documents for shredding and recycling: Up to one banker’s box per household with Helena Recycling’s Ecosafe for residential pickups; call for business details
*Batteries included in items being recycled will be accepted; other batteries vary and must be approved before pickup.
*Mileage charges may apply for pickup outside of Helena and East Helena City limits and more than five miles away from Montana City in Jefferson County.

More details and scheduling for pickup times at 406Recycling.com or call (406) 449-6008

In addition to collecting most computer and entertainment-related electronics, 406 Recycling will be partnering with Helena Recycling’s “Ecosafe Shredding and Recycling” to accept up a banker’s box of paper for secure destruction. “Helena Recycling is pleased to work with 406 Recycling to provide document shredding and recycling to honor Earth Day and ensure that home offices have access to essential data destruction in these challenging times,” says John Hilton, owner of Helena Recycling and their new document destruction company Ecosafe Shredding and Recycling. While the companies main document destruction is usually commercial, it is an important aspect as many folks may be working from home during Covid 19.

“We also want to provide a spring cleaning opportunity while folks are home,” says Matt Elsaesser of 406 Recycling. The special kick-off on Earth Day and will continue through May 28. “Earth Day, first celebrated in 1970, has become an annual event to celebrate daily choices we can make to benefit environmental health,” says Elsaesser, “recycling is a choice we can all make to save water, energy, and resources.” Data destruction is more important then ever he added and 406 Recycling is grateful to be able to work with Helena Recycling’s Ecosafe to include additional options for destroying and recycling paper documents.

Recycling is an essential service per Federal guidelines but like so many businesses, 406 Recycling has had many events canceled and made substantial changes in operations to ensure the safety of the recycling team, customers, and the community. Those have included limiting persons at the shop, administrative tasks moved offsite and paid furlough for some employees. This has included putting e-recycling events in support of Good Samaritan on hold, thought 406 Recycling will tentatively resume the month events on May 29th with additional procedures to ensure community health.

More details at are (406) 449 – 6008 and online at 406Recycling.com

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April 24 Electronics Drive Cancelled, New collection for households to launch Earth Day, April 22nd

This month’s Electronics Recycling drive with 406 Recycling, always hosted at Good Samaritan the last non-holiday Friday of the month, remains canceled to protect staff, customers and the community. The company tentatively plans to resume the monthly collections on May 29th pending local and national guidelines addressing Covid 19.

In the meantime, the company will be unveiling an Earth Month collection special from households and businesses to honor the 50 Earth Day and provide data-secure electronics recycling to home offices, businesses, and anyone needed data-secure electronics recycling with Spring cleaning. The collection will avoid contact between the 406 Recycling team and those recycling and avoid handling cash.

Full details to be unveiled on Earth Day 50, this Wednesday at 406Recycling.com

Data Security, Electronics Recycling, and Community During the COVID 19 Crisis

Dear Friends and Recyclers,

It has now been a month since we implemented a host of measures to protect the health of our recycling team and our community.  Like everyone, we are working to adapt to the current normal that greatly impacts our daily lives at every level. 406 Recycling remains committed to providing data-secure, responsible electronics recycling, and event recycling service now and going forward. Here is an update on our current operations, how you can help us as a local business, and some highlights of how we’ve been able to be part of critical efforts serving our community. 

Data Destruction and Electronics Recycling Services:

  • Our monthly events host at and in support of Good Samaritan are currently canceled while the State of Montana shelter in place guidelines are in effect. These monthly events hosted the last non-holiday Friday of the month will resume with new safety measures as early as May 29. 
Monthly collection events to resume once stay in place guidelines are lifted with measures to protect your health and that of the 406 Recycling team.
  • 406 Recycling is an essential business and remains open with measures in place to ensure the safety and health of our recycling team, clients and community. We are collecting from businesses and households and allowing drop-offs by appointment. Please call us at (406) 449 – 6008 for details and to schedule a pickup or drop-off.
Ashley ships out material for responsible reuse and recycling in early April. Very thankful for everyone involved in shipping from our local postal workers to FedEx and UPS to all the truckers and pilots keep freight moving in these challenging times!
  • We are still scheduling recycling services for events of all sizes from weddings to large music festivals. We recognize event scheduling is subject to change at this time. Our services include recycling the basics from cans, cardboard, glass, and plastic to full Zero Waste events working with compostable dining ware. Give us a call!

All in this together:

While our team is separated, with one employee furloughed, one working from home, one employee at the shop and one on limited hours with collection outdoor projects, we’re proud to be a team and find ways to serve our community. Here are some of the opportunities we’ve found to help those of the front lines serving those in need and keeping us safe during these challenging times:

Paul picked a large rear projection television for recycling last week before moving several pallets of personal protective equipment for those working to ensure our emergency service and medical heroes have the PPE they need!
The 406 Recycling Team has helped to moving tens of thousands of pounds in support of Food Share’s critical work behind the scenes.

Thank you for recycling! Stay strong and healthy!

Sincerely,

The 406 Recycling Team

#MTSTrong #Allinthistogether #Stopthespread

Monthly Collection Events at Good Samaritan in Helena

406 Recycling is pleased to announce that we will continue to provide monthly electronic collection events at Good Samaritan throughout 2019. Hosting these events is a way for us to provide this community opportunity for individuals and small businesses. We also provide free business pick up in the Helena area for most electronics items.

We are very grateful to Good Samaritan Thrift Store and Ministries for making this opportunity possible. Please consider a donation when participating in these events.

Details follow:

Monthly Electronics Collection in Helena
Responsible, Data Secure

Collection events 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Good Samaritan

(3067 N Montana Avenue) on the last Friday of the Month:

Upcoming Dates:
April 26th, May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug. 30,
Sept 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, & Dec 27, 2019

Items accepted at no charge; a $10 donation to Good Samaritan suggested:
Computer towers, laptops, adapters, keyboards, mice, speakers, docking stations, printers,
scanners, and backup power supplies; telephones, fax machines, routers, switches, and
cords; stereos, speakers, gaming systems, remote controls, and cords; LCD Monitors and
Televisions (up to 36 inches); and cell phones, tablets, iPods, like items and accessories.

Charges apply for:
Cathode ray tube (CRT), console, and projection televisions ($1 per
diagonal inch); Data Destruction Receipts ($3 by email, $4 by mail); Other televisions or
monitors 37 inches or larger ($15 per item); and Clean microwaves with glass tray
removed ($15 per unit). Please call ahead if with a business or institution.
Not Accepted: Batteries (except those included in the recycled items; and laptop and cell
phones batteries), large and kitchen (except microwaves), and biohazard items.

Contact us at  (406) 449 – 6008 for more details or to schedule a free business pickup.

 

Data-Secure Community Electronics Recycling Event by 406 Recycling this Friday at Good Samaritan in Helena

Press Advisory: Data-Secure Community Electronics Recycling Event by 406 Recycling this Friday at Good Samaritan in Helena

Contact:   Matt Elsaesser, 406 Recycling, 406.431.0815

(Helena, Montana) 406 Recycling, a Helena area recycling company specializing in data-secure electronics recycling and event recycling services, is now offering community collection events in partnership with the Good Samaritan Thrift Store in Helena.

406 Recycling will provide data-secure recycling for computer, entertainment, and office related electronics collection events on the last Friday of the month through April at the parking lot of the Good Samaritan Thrift Store behind Natural Grocers at 3067 N Montana Avenue. All collections will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most items are accepted for free with a $10 donation to Good Samaritan encouraged. Items with a charge include older style CRT televisions ($1/inch measured diagonally), TV’s larger than 36 inches ($15 per unit), and data destruction receipts ($4 by mail/$3 by email).

Cell phone and laptop batteries are accepted, but most other batteries are not accepted at this time unless they are included in the recycled item. Businesses and other entities with more than an armful of electronics should call ahead at (406) 449-6008 to pre-register or schedule a pickup with 406 Recycling.

More event details and upcoming dates included in the event flyer linked here: http://406recycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Electronics-Recycling-.pdf

Please contact 406 Recycling at Contact@406Recycling.com or (406) 449-6008 with any questions about these monthly events and other services. More details and updates are available at 406Recycling.com

About 406 Recycling:

406 Recycling is committed to providing data-secure environmentally responsible recycling and local job opportunities.  406 Recycling ensures environmental stewardship by only selling electronic recyclables to E-Steward or R2/RIOS certified facilities, entities that have verified process to know where all material goes and to ensure it is responsibly recycled. They currently provide electronics recycling at the Logan Landfill in Gallatin County and provide collection for a variety of Helena area businesses and institutions. Since beginning electronics recycling operations this year at a warehouse near Helena, they have recycled over 100,000 lbs of outdated or unwanted electronics.

406 Recycling also provides event recycling for events large and small in Western Montana. In summer 2018 this included helping to recycle at the Helena Credit Union Symphony Under the Stars, Red Ants Pants Music Festival in White Sulfur Springs, and the Montana Folk Festival in Butte among many community events in the Helena area.

Event Summary: Monthly Electronics Recycling Events in Helena

406 Recycling will provide data secure recycling events for computer, entertainment, and office related electronics at 3067 N Montana Ave, South-East section of the parking lot in front of Good Samaritan Thrift Store and behind Natural Grocers at 3067 N Montana Avenue. Events will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the last Friday of each month from this November 30, 2018, to April 2019.

Office electronics including computers, laptops, printers, network gear, LCD screens and related items such as cords, keyboards, and mice; entertainment items including most televisions, gaming systems, stereos, and related equipment; and personal items such as cell phones, tablets, and accessories will be accepted free of charge as part of the events. A $10 donation to Good Samaritan is suggested.

Cathode Ray Tube (“CRTs”), console, and projection televisions or monitors will cost $1 per diagonal inch to recycle; other monitors or televisions over 36 inches will cost $15 per unit. Data destruction receipts will available for $4 by email or $5 by mail. Laptop, cell phone, and tablet batteries will be accepted, most other batteries will not be accepted unless they are included in the item being recycled. Microwaves will be accepted for $15; other kitchen and large household appliances are otherwise not accepted as part of the events. No items with biohazard labels, PCB’s or that are otherwise hazardous to handle will be accepted.

A $10 donation for Good Samaritan Ministries is recommended. Businesses and commercial entities are encouraged to call ahead or schedule a pickup ahead of the event.

More details at 406Recycling.com, Contact@406Recycling.com, or (406) 449-6008.

Immediate Release: Thursday is America Recycles Day; 406 Recycling Announces Electronics Recycling for Helena Area Residents

Immediate Release: Thursday is America Recycles Day; 406 Recycling Announces Electronics Recycling for Helena Area Residents

Contact:

Matt Elsaesser, Owner
406 Recycling
406.431.0815

(Helena, Montana) 406 Recycling, a Helena area recycling company specializing in data-secure electronics recycling and event recycling services, is now offering community collection events in partnership with the Good Samaritan Thrift Store in Helena.

406 Recycling will provide data secure recycling for computer, entertainment, and office related electronics on a monthly basis for the next six months from America Recycles Day 2018 to Earth Day 2019 at the parking lot of the Good Samaritan Thrift Store and behind Natural Grocers at 3067 N Montana Avenue. Events will take place on the last Friday of each month starting this November 30th in honor of America Recycles Day and continue through the last Friday in April around Earth Day. All collections will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Businesses and other entities with more than an armful of electronics are encouraged to pre-register for the events or schedule a pickup with 406 Recycling. Most items are accepted for free at the monthly collection day with a $10 donation to Good Samaritan encouraged. 

The following items will be accepted at no charge but with a suggested donation of $10 to Good Samaritan:

  • Communications and network equipment including telephones, fax machines, routers, switches, and cords.
  • Computer equipment including computer towers, laptops and related peripherals such as adapters, keyboards, mice, speakers, docking stations, printers, scanners, and backup power supplies.
  • Entertainment items including stereos, speakers, gaming systems, remote controls, and related cords and items.
  • LCD Monitors and Televisions up to 36 inches measured diagonally. 
  • Personal electronics such as cell phones, tablets, iPods and their accessories.

Charges will apply for:

  • Cathode ray tube (CRT), console, and projection televisions ($1 per diagonal inch).
  • Data Destruction Receipts ($4 by email, $5 by mail).
  • Other televisions or monitors 37 inches or larger ($15 per item).
  • Clean microwaves with glass tray removed ($15 per unit).

All collections are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Friday, November 30th, 2018 End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
  • Friday, December 28th, 2019 End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Friday, January 25th, 2019 End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.      
  • Friday, February 22nd, 2019 End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Friday, March 29th, 2019 End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Friday, April 26th, 2019 Earth Day Collection Event — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Items not accepted:

  • Batteries will not be accepted with the following exceptions:
    • Laptop, cell phone, and tablet batteries.
    • Batteries included in the unit being recycled.  
  • Kitchen and Large Household Appliances 
  • Any items with biohazard marking, including PCB’s, or otherwise unsafe to handle.

406 Recycling is additionally committed to providing employment opportunities to veterans and persons with disabilities. All current staff was part of Helena Industries’ Big Sky E-Recycling program established for this purpose. While Helena Industries is no longer in operation, the program showed the demand for data secure recycling in the Helena area and throughout western Montana and showed the merit of providing local jobs to responsibly process electronics for recycling. “Thanks to the legacy of HI’s program, we are starting with a well-trained and experienced workforce that our community can trust to securely and responsibly recycle their outdated or unwanted electronics,” says company owner Matt Elsaesser. “We look forward to future opportunities to expand vocational opportunities as our programs grow,” he added.

Elsaesser has been involved in recycling in various roles since his freshman year at Carroll College volunteering to help recycle in the St. Charles dorm. He anticipates that 406 Recycling will establish future event and other collection opportunities in the coming months that will be announced prior to the final of the six collection events announced this week.  

406 Recycling ensured environmental stewardship by only selling electronic recyclables to E-Steward or R2/RIOS certified facilities. They currently provide electronics recycling at the Logan Landfill in Gallatin County, provide collection for a variety of Helena area businesses and institutions, and have recycled over 100,000 lbs of material since being operations earlier this year.

On the event side of things, 406 Recycling provided traditional recycling at events this summer including the Helena Credit Union Symphony Under the Stars, Red Ants Pant Music Festival in White Sulfur Springs, and worked with organizers at the Montana Folk Festival in Butte. They also provided recycling, and sometimes compost collection, for several other events in the Helena area including the Meadowlark Music Festival, several events at the Helena Civic Center, community events by the Lewis & Clark Brewery, among other festivities large and small. 

Please contact 406 Recycling at Contact@406Recycling.com or (406) 449-6008 with any questions about these monthly events and other services. More details and updates are available at 406Recycling.com or facebook.com/406Recycling 

For Press:

Tours of 406 Recycling’s Warehouse, press photos, and interviews are available. 

Shorter Write-up: Monthly Electronics Recycling Events in Helena

406 Recycling will provide data secure recycling events for computer, entertainment, and office related electronics at 3067 N Montana Ave, South-East section of the parking lot in front of Good Samaritan Thrift Store and behind Natural Grocers at 3067 N Montana Avenue. Events will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the last Friday of each month from this November to April 2019. 

Office electronics including computers, laptops, printers, network gear, LCD screens and related items such as cords, keyboards, and mice; entertainment items including most televisions, gaming systems, stereos, and related equipment; and personal items such as cell phones, tablets, and accessories will be accepted free of charge as part of the events. A $10 donation to Good Samaritan is suggested. 

Cathode Ray Tube (“CRTs”), console, and projection televisions or monitors will cost $1 per diagonal inch to recycle; other monitors or televisions over 36 inches will cost $15 per unit. Data destruction receipts will available for $4 by email or $5 by mail. Laptop, cell phone, and tablet batteries will be accepted, most other batteries will not be accepted unless they are included in the item being recycled.  Microwaves will be accepted for $15 but other kitchenand large household appliances are otherwise not accepted. No items with biohazard labels, PCB’s or that are otherwise hazardous to handle will be accepted. 

A $10 donation for Good Samaritan Ministries is recommended. Businesses and commercial entities are encouraged to call ahead or schedule a pickup ahead of the event. 

More details at 406Recycling.com, Contact@406Recycling.com, or (406) 449-6008. 

 

Monthly Collection Events in Helena Area

Data secure electronics recycling collection with 406 Recycling hosted at The Good Samaritan Thrift Store parking lot last Friday of the month

406 Recycling will provide data secure recycling for computer, entertainment, and office related electronics on a monthly basis for the next six months from America Recycles Day 2018 to Earth Day 2019 at the parking lot of the Good Samaritan Thrift Store and behind Natural Grocers at 3067 N Montana Avenue. Events will take place on the last Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Businesses and other entities with more than an armful of electronics are encouraged to pre-register for the events or schedule a pickup with 406 Recycling. 

The following items will be accepted at no charge but with a suggested donation of $10 to Good Samaritan:

  • Communications and network equipment including telephones, fax machines, routers, switches, and cords.
  • Computer equipment including computer towers, laptops and related peripherals such as adapters, keyboards, mice, speakers, docking stations, printers, scanners, and backup power supplies.
  • Entertainment items including stereos, speakers, gaming systems, remote controls, and related cords and items.
  • LCD Monitors and Televisions up to 36 inches measured diagonally.
  • Personal electronics such as cell phones, tablets, iPods and their accessories.

Charges will apply for:

  • Cathode ray tube (CRT), console, and projection televisions ($1 per diagonal inch).
  • Data Destruction Receipts ($4 by email, $5 by mail).
  • Other televisions or monitors 37 inches or larger ($15 per item).
  • Clean microwaves with glass tray removed ($15 per unit).

All collections are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Friday, November 30th, 2018 End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, December 28th, 2019 End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, January 25th, 2019 End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, February 22nd, 2019 End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, March 29th, 2019 End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26th, 2019 Earth Day Week Collection Event — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 31st, End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, June 28th, End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, July 26th, End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, August 30th, End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, September 27th, End of Month Event — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, October 25th, End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, November 29th, End of Month Event  — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*Items not currently accepted:

  • Batteries will not be accepted with the following exceptions:
    • Laptop, cell phone, and tablet batteries.
    • Batteries included in the unit being recycled.
  • Kitchen and Large Household Appliances
  • Any items with biohazard marking, including PCB’s, or otherwise unsafe to handle. 

Please contact 406 Recycling at Contact@406Recycling.com or (406) 449-6008 with any questions prior to the event.

*Please check our web page for updates as some details may change between events.

Over 30,000 Pounds of Electronics Recycled!

406 Recycling has now shipped over 30,000 lbs of processed electronics for recycling! Call or text us today if your company and institution has electronics for recycling in the greater Helena area! We will be announcing public collect events in the coming weeks!