Company News & Announcements
AUGUST 28, 2015 – Stay tuned here, Facebook and in the news, Magnum will be announcing a new partnership with a leading non-profit entity soon! Get excited. We are.
August 26, 2015 – Magnum Computer Recycling wants you to know it is not too late to schedule your school’s clean out. We recently harvested a new relationship with Haddon Heights schools. We will responsibly be recycling all of their old electronics. For more info, contact us at: 856.333.0991.
JULY 22, 2015 — Magnum Computer Recycling/Thanks for Being Green recently worked with Camden County to make a gracious donation to their Bike Share program, an effort to rid landfills of old bikes and get them into the hands of people who need or want them. It is essential to reuse equipment like this and we thank the County for their efforts and look forward to working with them again. Check out our Facebook page for pictures of the momentous occasion.
JUNE. 28, 2015 — Magnum Computer Recycling/Thanks for Being Green was recently recognized by the NJDEP for their
supreme effort in being a faithful towards the preservation and protection of our planet against e-waste’s harmful and hazardous chemicals. Poke around the site for more info on our procedures and operations.
NOV. 28, 2014 — Check out Magnum‘s company founder in this year’s Exceptional Entrepreneurs edition of SNJ Business People magazine. It is a great honor to be listed among those who made the cut this year. You can read the issue here. Also, the end of the year is nearly here. Do not forget to be out with the old in with the new. Drop off your old electronics with us and we will ensure they are properly disposed of.
NOV. 1, 2014 — Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks for Being Green) would like to thank the Burlington County residents who came out to our recycling event this weekend. Burlco residents recycled over 19,000 lbs. of e-waste and continue to be one our best counties. Keep an eye out for the next event and remember you can always drop off at the Burlington County Improvement Authority in Mansfield, N.J. during their regular operation hours.
OCT. 1, 2014 — Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks for Being Green) is now offering onsite data destruction for government organizations, businesses and individuals interested in destroying old data. Customers will now have the opportunity to watch their hard-drives and storage devices shredded to bits right before their eyes. The procedure is compliant with HIPAA, FACTA, GLB, and unclassified government material. Hard-drives will be degaussed (demagnetized) and physically destroyed by a shredding truck. All data is destroyed and a Certificate of Destruction will be issued for your own record-keeping. Check our Facebook page and website often for shredding opportunities.
SEPT. 7, 2014 — Cherry Hill residents, we cannot thank you enough for your contributions at our collection event this past weekend. What we thought would be a minor collection turned into a full-scale recycling effort. We applaud your effort in collecting over nine-thousand lbs. of e-waste. That is the reason Cherry Hill Twp. is our only 1-million pound producer. In our attempt to maintain a more sustainable environment, we count on the consistent effort of citizens statewide. Cherry Hill continues to prove their dependability and show their honest care for a better planet. Catch us at our next event on Sept. 20. Need the location? Just click forward to our Recycling Events page.
JULY 17, 2014 — Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks For Being Green) has passed their second inspection from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) this year in the midst of rumors from an unknown source. So, we say this..Thank you for your concern but at Magnum, we are safe, clean and green. The results were so minuscule, OSHA administrators considered cancelling their follow-up meeting. All in all, we thank the OSHA members who can prove that Magnum is a grade-A company.
JULY 3, 2014 — Amidst concern and an anonymous complaint about our fire code, Magnum, invited Daniel Kerr (Lt. Chief) of the Pennsauken Fire Dept. to visit and inspect our warehouse.Once again, Magnum passed the inspection with flying colors. So, we say keep them coming! On a more positive note, thank you to those who support what we are doing to ensure e-waste is properly disposed of. We are excited to give back to our community and will continue to harvest our relationships with surrounding areas.
JUNE 22, 2014 — Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks For Being Green) sends an extra special applause to Historic Smithville. We collected nearly 35,000 lbs. of electronics at Historic Smithville Park over the weekend. We are very impressed with residents’ ability to make it out in these hot summer months. Stop by for a drop-off before you leave for whatever destination you may be heading to.
JUNE 14, 2014 — We recently held a collection event at Camden County College to serve the residents of Camden County. Our guys stayed busy for 6 hours while collecting waste and it was a pleasure to have served your community. Stay tuned on our Facebook page for more info on collection events in your town.
JUNE 10, 2014 — We would like to thank our new friends at the Atlantic County 4H Club for collecting over 3,000 lbs. of electronic waste at their collection event earlier this month. Egg Harbor City residents, thank you, for coming out and supporting our cause. It was a pleasure to work with you and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.
MAY 9, 2014 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – the main federal health and safety legislation enforcement agency – stopped in on Magnum to ensure the company was up to proper health and safety standards a midst rumors from competition. Magnum passed the inspection from top to bottom. Magnum prides itself in safe and ethical operations. Stay posted on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for more info on the Magnum way.
APRIL 26, 2014 — Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks for Being Green) held three collection events this past weekend. We thank the residents of Elk Twp., Pennsauken, and Winslow for coming out to support a great cause and stay tuned for our next event in your area. Check out pictures from the events on our Facebook page.
APRIL 22, 2014 — Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks for Being Green) would like to thank ARI Fleet Management for working with us for a second straight year. The folks at ARI held an Earth Day Collection Event at both their Maple Shade and Mt. Laurel offices. Check out how the day went on our Facebook page.
MARCH 29, 2014 — Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks for Being Green) held two collection events. The first event, in Camden County, was a great success. Camden County resident recycled over 37,000 lbs. of electronics. The second event, in Burlington County, was also an incredible collection event. Burlco residents recycled over 33,000 lbs. of e-waste. We would like to send a huge thank you to those who participated in these events.
MARCH 24, 2014 — Magnum Computer Recycling (Thanks for Being Green) is proud to announce that for the fifth consecutive year we will be running the electronics collection events for Camden County NJ. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the Camden County Department of Environmental Affairs. See our events page for collection dates.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Magnum Computer Recycling Now Offering Lamp Recycling Services
Pennsauken, N.J., — Magnum Computer Recycling, the premier electronics recycler in N.J., has expanded its services yet again. It will now be offering lamp recycling to all current and potential commercial clients in the tri-state area. The branch is aptly named, Magnum Lamp Recycling.
“We are very excited to announce this new initiative,” said CEO, John Martorano, Jr. “We will continue to offer the same quality service across all aspects of our recycling efforts and are welcoming clients from all over the tri-state area including those left stranded by the recent closure of The Lamp Safe in Cherry Hill.”
Magnum will be recycling all types of lamps of bulbs including: straight fluorescent tubes (any length), shatter shields, circular, u-bends, mercury vapor, metal halide and high pressure sodium lamps. It is essential to properly recycle these types of lamps which contribute to higher mercury levels in our environment.
All interested parties should contact Magnum Lamp Recycling at 856.333.0991. You can also visit the website at, www.magnumlamprecycling.com, for more information on the lamp recycling process as well as pricing.
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Three new “green” initiatives here reward residents who recycle, save the borough money and eliminate electronic waste.
To get a head start on a program that will be mandated by the state in 2010, borough officials have introduced an electronic-waste recycling program for waste such as televisions, computers and outdated electronics.
The borough joined forces in mid-November with Thanks For Being Green LLC, a Westville company that collects and recycles electronic waste for several Burlington, Camden and Gloucester county municipalities.
In the program’s first month here, almost three tons of electronic waste was recycled and removed from the borough’s waste stream, according to Thanks For Being Green director John Martorano Jr. and borough recycling coordinator Russ Clark. That has saved the borough about $240, Clark said, noting savings of $82.32 per ton.
As program awareness increases and with February’s high-definition television conversion, Clark expects electronic waste savings to climb.
Cherry Hill and Monroe began recycling electronics with Thanks For Being Green in May. Respectively, 13 tons and 7 tons of waste have been recycled, Martorano said. Since October, almost 5 tons of electronic waste have been recycled in Burlington Township, and since 2007, more than 6 tons have been recycled in West Deptford, nearly 3 tons recycled in Deptford and nearly 5 tons recycled in Bellmawr, he said.
Martorano’s operation works out of a 15,000-square-foot facility on Delsea Drive, and there is room for other local governments to join. He said his drivers are on call to pick up electronic waste from municipalities’ yards, usually within 48 hours. There is a minimal transportation cost, as recycling is free, he added.
“All the de-manufactured product is brokered domestically across the United States,” he said. “It could be remanufactured into car bumpers or another computer.”
Residents here are urged to place dated electronics like computers, printers, VCRs, televisions and vacuums next to their recycling bins on regularly scheduled collection days.
The truck that picks up scrap metal also picks up the electronics, Clark said, and takes them to the borough’s Grove Street yard.
The borough’s Recycle Bank program rewards residents by giving them redeemable points based on how much they recycle. Points are given per pound, tracked by a chip attached to residents’ 65-gallon blue containers.
Clark projected the borough recycled some 2,100 tons of cardboard, glass, paper, plastic and aluminum this year, 100 tons more than the previous year.
“Every pound saves us tax dollars,” Clark pointed out. “It gives residents more recycle points, so there’s no reason not to.”
A third green initiative in the works is a state-funded energy audit of the borough’s facilities.
Officials here should find out at the beginning of 2009 if the borough has been accepted in to the program, said Randi Woerner, Glassboro director of economic development.
The audit would identify energy efficiency measures and recommend changes or upgrades that would reduce expenses and improve employees’ health, according to Woerner.
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For a complete list of electronic waste items that can be recycled by Thanks For Being Green LLC, visit www.magnum-llc.us/products.php. Municipalities interested in teaming with Thanks For Being Green can also visit that Web site or call director John Martorano Jr. at (856) 979-5310.
For more information about the Recycle Bank program and its redeemable rewards, visit www.recyclebank.com.
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Respectively, 13 tons and 7 tons of waste have been recycled, Martorano said. Since October, almost 5 tons of electronic waste have been recycled in Burlington Township, and since 2007, more than 6 tons have been recycled in West Deptford, nearly 3 tons recycled in Deptford and nearly 5 tons recycled in Bellmawr, he said.
Just some of the electronics collected last weekend at the Camden County Public Works Complex in Lindenwold. photo credit Anne Forline
By Anne Forline
Gloucester City News
After suffering through several laptop crashes and a change in my cable and Internet service provider, I was left with a heaping pile of electronics debris that I dealt with by piling it all up in a spare closet and shutting the door.
Although the laptops were “dead,” I was particularly unsure about what to do with them because I was afraid someone could still access the personal information contained on my hard drives.
As for the modems, routers and other pre-Fios equipment, I held onto them in case “somebody” could use them. So I took the path of least resistance and just took the pile and shoved it in a bedroom closet.
Not long ago when I opened the door to that closet, all of the electronics junk came crashing down around me. I could no longer ignore that this stuff was taking up valuable shelf space, but what was I supposed to do with it?
I took to the internet to see if anyone recycled old electronics, or at least, could put the old internet and phone equipment to good use. Almost immediately, I came across Camden County’s website. Not only did I learn that it is environmentally irresponsible to toss old electronics in the trash, it is also illegal.
On January 1, 2011, legislation went into effect that prohibits the disposal of “covered electronics” into regular trash pickup.
The “Electronics Waste Management Act” defined covered electronics to include computer monitors, desktop and laptop computers, televisions and any electronic device that has a viewing screen larger than four inches in diagonal.
Covered electronics are considered “hazardous” because of the chemicals they contain.
According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, covered electronics contain lead, mercury, cadmium and other toxins.
I was relieved to learn that I could get rid of my old stuff at one of Camden County’s sponsored consumer electronics collection events. So on a Saturday morning in early spring, I loaded the junk into my trunk and drove down the White Horse Pike to the Camden County Public Works Complex in Lindenwold.
Prior to getting there, I was thinking there would be a few random cardboard boxes with some people directing donors to just toss their stuff into them.
Not so. I was surprised to find myself waiting in a line with other people who were looking to get rid of their old electronics stuff.
I saw trunks being emptied of broken fax machines, damaged TVs, obsolete computers and outdated telephone equipment. The workers were organized into quick-moving teams that sorted everything into giant, specifically labeled cardboard boxes.
Apparently, I was not the only one who stockpiled electronics junk. Last year, in 2011, Camden County collected over 187,459 pounds of electronics during its events.
Freeholder Jeffrey Nash is the liaison to the Division of Environmental Affairs and said that Camden County’s electronics collections events are always popular.
“Because of the quick advances in technology, people replace electronics more regularly and do not know what to do with their old ones. So, people store them. Since the County has taken steps to host special collection events, residents can safely declutter their closets by bringing their old electronics to one of the events” Nash explained.
As for the hard drives, residents can be assured that they will be destroyed. John Martorano, Jr., director of Magnum Computer Recycling, assists the County by facilitating the electronics collection events.
He explained how the hard drives are erased once they arrive at the facility.
“We use a three-step total destruction system, which is videotaped on a 30-day loop. The first step is to remove the hard drive board from the drive.
“The second step is to degauss, or demagnetize, the drive in a magnetic field at 240 volts, which erases the drive and renders it useless.
“The third step is to manually crush each drive so it cannot be reused.”
Consumers can also remove their own hard drives with simple hand tools, Martorano said.
As a special service to Gloucester City News readers, any consumer who mentions this article can call Magnum Computer Recycling to make an appointment and have their hard drive removed at no charge.
Martorano also advised against trying to soak a computer in water as a means to try and erase the hard drive.
He said, “No amount of water will erase a hard drive.”
If residents are looking to further rid their de-clutter cabinets and garages of household hazardous waste, they will be happy to know that the County will be holding special collections for them as well.
These collections are designed to keep household chemicals, such as automotive products, paint-related products, household cleaners and pesticides out of landfills.
The dates and times for the household hazardous waste collection will be held rain or shine from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, at the Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill, 9600 River Road, Pennsauken, and also on Saturday, October 20 at the Camden County Public Works Complex, 2311 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold.
The next electronics recycling collection will take place on Saturday, October 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Camden County Public Works Complex, 2311 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold.
If residents are unable to bring their old covered electronics to the Electronics Collection Event, they can be dropped off at Goodwill Donation Centers or at an electronics store that participates in an E-Waste collection program.
For a complete list of what to bring to either the electronics or the household hazardous waste collections, visit: camdencoun-ty.com/parks/goinggreen/special-household-waste-collections.
To contact Magnum Computer Recycling for hard drive removal, call 856-853-1544 or go to http://www.magnum-llc.us.
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