Benchmark Recycling is committed to taking care of our planet, especially the local environment in which we all live. As such, we haul the debris from your job sites to local recycling facilities. Unfortunately, not all debris can be accepted at this time, since some of it cannot be recycled by the facilities we use.
Below is a list of items we currently DO NOT accept, or accept only in small quantities. Please note that many of these items can be disposed of by other local companies that we can direct you to, specialty companies that dispose of the debris in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Please don't hesitate to give us a call should you come across any of these materials during your job. We will gladly help you out in any way that we can!
Household Trash/ Garbage:
Suspect Asbestos Containing Material:
Fluorescent Light Tubes:
Other Mercury Containing Devices:
Light Ballast that may contain PCB's:
Other Potential PCB Sources:
Other Items that will not be accepted:
Items that may be accepted in small amounts:
Please have the local garbage company pick this up. It is not recyclable....yet.
This is a hazardous material which we are not licensed to handle. Any site suspected of asbestos must have an asbestos survey done and be certified to have no asbestos. Please see the asbestos page on our website for more information.
Fluorescent light tubes contain mercury and are considered a hazardous material. These cannot be put into the container.
Silent swtiches and thermostats are the most common mercury containing devices. Thess cannot be put into the container.
Ballast should be marked "No PCB" or they must be presumed to contain PCB's and must be handled as hazardous waste.
Transformers are the most common source of PCB contamination after light ballasts.
Computer monitors, printers, buckets of paint, refrigeration units, TV's, stereo equipment, clothing, grass and yard clippings, contaminated soil, and containers with flammable liquid.