Category Archives: Blue Star Electronics (E-Waste recycling)

Giving Thanks

Pinecone-Turkeys-Craft            For the gifts of family and friends, we give thanks. It’s that time of year when we express our appreciation for those we hold dear. We join on Thanksgiving to commemorate the very first gathering with native fare.

Looking to our sense of compassion and humility, we find the true spirit of the season. No matter how, where, or with whom we gather together, the feeling of family is present. The ritual of meeting and eating somehow brings hearts close with conversation, laughter, and camaraderie. We share with those who bring us joy.

We give thanks for those who mean the most to us; but also, for all that we have. Our clients are our lifeblood and no holiday would be complete without a heartfelt thank you for the gift of their business and friendship. Thank you never seems to be enough.

As we ponder on all that we have, we must first remember our incredible gift of life…why we live, where we live, with whom, and most importantly, how we live. Make each day count, remain positive, love one another, and show gratitude always. We have so much to be grateful for, and need to realize that each day.

We, at Blue Star Company Inc. are grateful for you, and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Holidays from Blue Star Recycling Company!

Holidays-2560x1810         The holidays are upon us and we celebrate! With bright, colorful lights, images

and sayings of the season, and a giving attitude, we align ourselves with what’s

right in the world.

At this time of year especially, we look to how we can help one another.  We

stretch ourselves in ways that we never imagined to give of our time, our

goodwill, and to offer a diverse array of resources.

As we open our hearts this Christmastime, be aware of amazing ways to reach

out. As you do, you will experience huge benefits in the spirit of the season. Our

purposes here may be different; however, there is no difference in the way that

we give back to those around us – and to those who have touched our lives in

various ways.

Recycling, reclaiming, and reissuing are also important ways in which we give

back. Do so with enthusiasm for our planet.

As we relinquish our deep-rooted technology that once brought us bliss, it is now

time for new experiences, opportunities, and tools to make our lives and those of

others more joyful and productive. By acknowledging that our good deeds help

our population; we allow our thoughts and deeds to turn toward sharing,

celebrating, and creating a new existence for ourselves and those around us.

We take this opportunity to thank our customers for their tremendous generosity

this year.

No matter how you say it…Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays – we, at Blue Star

Recycling Company, wish you and yours a very special holiday season.

Feed a School; Impact the Environment

Schools eat up the recycling-for-a-cause events since they are hurting for funds. They are eager donate electronic waste to help raise the money that is taken away through budget cuts, and mandated programs that deplete school funding.

Often, events are held in tandem with other weekend events; car washes, mini-carnivals, Shred trucks, etc. Students also help raise the money needed for programs, bus trips, new electronics, uniforms, instruments, and more.

A recycling company (BlueStar) is called to setup and collect monitors, hard drives, TVs, laptops, old cellphones, printers, computers from the public who drive them in.  Teachers, students, and parents happily show up to help cut wire, unload electronics from vehicles, collect money (usually an employee from Blue Star does this), and general set-up and clean-up after the event is over.

The students send out E-vites online, post on Facebook, Tweet, send home fliers with other students, and ask their parents to help, or advertise at their work…anything to get the word out. Students often earn community service points – a graduation requirement at many schools. They work hard, and look forward to the end of day rewards (find out the cut for their class goal).

When this type of event is encouraged, students learn so much about finding their way. They find a way to get what they need by putting a little of themselves out there. Helping the environment is a great lesson in appreciating what they have, what their future can hold, and how their efforts impact others.

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We Will Always Remember the Heroes

They are to be honored for their service, bravery, and giving back attitude. We welcome them home with pride.

November 11 is Veteran’s Day, a federal holiday. It is a day to honor or memorialize those who have fought in diverse ways to keep us safe. We say thank you, offer a heartfelt handshake, a simple nod, or an honest hug.

Veteran’s Day is a United States holiday that tributes those who have served in the U.S. military. Armistice Day was the original name of the holiday, signifying the anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1954, the name was changed to Veteran’s Day. Armistice Day is still celebrated in various regions and countries around the world.

November 11 was claimed as the official date as World War I, for the most part, ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This was the day that the armistice with Germany was made.

We will always remember the heroes still living or the ones who gave their lives for our freedom.

Veteran’s Day is now honored each year with elaborate ceremonies, parades, and other events celebrating peace and the return of our courageous men and women who gave of their time, their expertise, and their lives to keep our country free.

We at Blue Star Electronics Say thank you to all that served for our country!

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CELEBRATING EARTH DAY

 

Earth Day…April 22, is a notable event celebrating our environment. Recognized annually, we exhibit characteristics supporting: practical education, activities to clean up our surroundings, and recycling items that are toxic to our population, and atmosphere.

First proposed in 1969, by John McConnell – peace activist, Earth Day was founded to honor our Earth, with a way to bring about peace. On April 22, 1970, Earth Day was made official in the United States, engaging activities focusing on ecological concerns.

We are encouraged to participate in Earth Day events that not only promote harmony, but also to remove those items that could be deemed harmful to our planet.

Bluestar Recycling Company is committed to helping rid the planet of toxic waste educating the public with the idea of security, safety, and overall optimal health. BlueStar prides themselves in keeping your data secure, while collecting electronics that could potentially pose a danger.

Remember to check out appropriate Earth Day activities in your community that help “give back” assisting in reclamation, removal, or recycling to keep our environment clean and safe.

 

Blue Star Recycling

30502 Huntwood Ave

Hayward, CA 94544

(510) 489-2450

Feed a School; Impact the Environment

Schools eat up the recycling-for-a-cause events since they are hurting for funds. They are eager donate electronic waste to help raise the money that is taken away through budget cuts, and mandated programs that deplete school funding.

Often, events are held in tandem with other weekend events; car washes, mini-carnivals, Shred trucks, etc. Students also help raise the money needed for programs, bus trips, new electronics, uniforms, instruments, and more.

A recycling company (BlueStar) is called to setup and collect monitors, hard drives, TVs, laptops, old cellphones, batteries, printers, computers from the public who drive them in. Teachers, students, and parents happily show up to help cut wire, unload electronics from vehicles, collect money (usually an employee from Blue Star does this), and general set-up and clean-up after the event is over.

The students send out E-vites online, post on Facebook, Tweet, send home fliers with other students, and ask their parents to help, or advertise at their work…anything to get the word out. Students often earn community service points – a graduation requirement at many schools. They work hard, and look forward to the end of day rewards (find out the cut for their class goal).

When this type of event is encouraged, students learn so much about finding their way. They find a way to get what they need by putting a little of themselves out there. Helping the environment is a great lesson in appreciating what they have, what their future can hold, and how their efforts impact others.

With Sincere Appreciation

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues but the parent of all others.” ~Cicero

In this season of giving, we remember and express appreciation to those who unselfishly give all year through. We are grateful for your efforts and want to sincerely express our gratitude. Your recycling efforts truly make a difference.

With your assistance, we have recycled over 2 million pounds (lbs.) of electronic waste. These accomplishments are momentous, and help to significantly revitalize our environment.

As we move into a new year filled with hope, we look forward to your continued partnership as we persistently work to protect our planet and all that is dear to us.

From all of us at Blue Star Electronic Recycling, we thank and wish you a warm, safe, and happy holiday season, and the very best in 2014.

Sincerely,

The Team at Blue Star Electronic Recycling Company.

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They litter your porches and driveways. They, in most cases, are riddled with misspelled words and bad grammar. Many do not contain pertinent, needed information, such as licenses, or permits. Many are not truthful.

Some recyclers leave fliers behind to encourage you to line your sidewalks with old, outdated electronics. If your items are retrieved (many are not, as promised), the “recyclers” who offer free-curb pickup, might not always be in compliance with the State of California’s laws for recycling, and shredding.

As a consumer of electronics that turn into e-waste, consider a more discerning practice of how to unload your used computers, hard-drives, monitors, printers, etc. Contact a responsible recycler who not only knows the laws for proper disposal of electronics; but, also who follows it. At Hayward E-waste, you may drop off for free, or we will pick up from your place of business at no charge.

Why should we all care about how our electronics are dumped, or disposed of? The future of our planet is at risk if we all just “dumped” our e-waste anywhere we desired. Our landfills are overcrowded as it is, and electronic toxicity is an issue now.

To be more proactive about how you are treated by the “other” recyclers, phone and ask them to stop delivering their fliers, and then phone a recycler who has your best interests at heart, handles recyclables correctly, and truly cares about our environment.

Did I mention that you can drop-off for free?

Peace of Mind Through Safe Shredding

As business owners we cannot be too careful with our data. In order to protect your company and employees, the right decision is to use a data destruction company, once your electronics are deemed no longer useful. When your CPUs, laptops, printers, servers, telephone networks, and mobile devices are ready, those who professionally destruct sensitive information are experts and guarantee that your security will not be breached.

When mere recycling and office shredding are not appropriate, a state-of-the-art data shredder will take on the job for you. Your assets will be eliminated safely and you will be assured that your susceptible information will not be in harm’s way, or get into the wrong hands.Using an array of data destruction techniques from overwriting of the hard drive to actual physical destruction, your assets can be destroyed either at your workplace or offsite. Being compliant with the laws under the Department of Defense, safe shredding is how we keep you safe. Once eliminated, your company will receive a certificate stating and ensuring that your company is released from all hazards linked to the end-of-life associations with your electronics.

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Blue Star Electronic Recycling

30502 Huntwood Ave

Hayward, CA 94544

www.haywardewaste.com