The Postal Service is working with third party vendor MaxBack, a recycling company, who will pay you to send them your old electronic gadgets such as cell phones, PDAs and tablets. Just go to Recycle Through USPS and start a search for your device. If your item is eligible and you accept their quote, ship it for free by printing out a USPS Priority Mail label through the website. Once MaxBack receives and inspects the item, they'll send you the payment. It couldn't be any easier to be green and get some green too!
During the past decade the Postal Service has received many environmental awards, including:
- Forty White House Closing the Circle awards for environmental stewardship.
- Climate Gold Registered status from The Climate Registry for public reporting and reducing greenhouse gases by more than 5 percent (2011).
- WasteWise Federal Government Partner of the Year award from the Environmental Protection Agency (2010).
- Postal Technology International Environmental Achievement of the Year (2009).
Locally, the Morgan Processing & Distribution Plant boasts the largest green roof in New York City which saved USPS over $1 million dollars in heating and cooling costs in its first year.
The Postal Service’s fleet of alternative-fuel-capable vehicles is the largest fleet of its kind in the
world. Here in New York City, USPS utilizes 31 clean electric delivery trucks on a daily basis.
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